Yankees Trade: Kim Jones for Me?

Kate Conroy@@ladylovespinsSenior Analyst IIJuly 23, 2009

I hate to be so mean, but one of the most annoying parts about watching a Yanks game has to be hearing the YES Networks' Kim Jones. In all honesty, I think her pre-game/post-game showcases and interviews are terrible. She wraps well with the guys in the booth but she doesn’t shed any perspective that keeps a viewer listening. I sometimes listen just to hear what comes out of her mouth.

I do not know Ms. Jones at all and I am sure she brings something that keeps her in this coveted job. In my observations as the ideal fan she is supposed to connect with it has not accomplished anything but the complete opposite.

Just to keep this in perspective, I am sure Kim Jones is a nice person who works hard. That is not my focus here. This is about the lack of what I presume the job description and outcome is supposed to be.

Maybe a makeover would help or a part-time gig would make her more like-able? Don’t know but I wonder if Kim even writes the questions she dishes out? Hey, doesn’t alter the reality that being a puppet is the same as being a sell-out; maybe that is why it makes the product so far-fetched she doesn’t care enough to waste the effort? Who knows why or really cares? I can tell you, I do.

1. I actually like the Yankees. Ms. Jones has become the dreaded interview that one mandatory Yankee, usually the game’s MVP has to go to right before heading off the field. This looks like a chore for the player who endures this honor each night.

2. I would not jinx the Yankee Captain right before the first game of the post season against Cleveland and the Yanks were the wild card too. Ms. Jones has done this on more than one occasion where she gets the "you are kidding me, right," look from the player who gets the to answer the outlandish question. As a baseball fans but mainly considering she is the bridge between viewers and the Yankees, shouldn’t she be more aware then anyone about how superstitious athletes are.

3. It is time for a new face for the Yankees pre/post game. And come on how much could her contract be tying the YES Network up for money? The Yankees organization hates the idea of not keeping the fans interested and as a fan, I dread it each and every game. I could be just that new face the Yankees need as this team is fun and different so YES should follow.

4. I feel that the key to being a different than Ms. Jones is by using a creative and clever way to be a great, personable representative for the Yankees. This is so the outcome gets across without the focus being taken off of the actual reason it happened. In a sense, you are introducing the Yankees to viewers and if you do not embrace the product, it is clearly shown. Research is essential but believing or caring about the Yankees is vital to success with your audience.

5. I want the Yankees to win and would never jeopardize the team in anyway, shape or form. Learning from your mistakes does not seem to register with Ms. Jones style and that is referring to interviews and fashion sense.

I am a life-long New Yorker, who has been watching the Yankees since childhood. I know that history and I respect it. I am sure I can take a pay-cut compare to Kim’s wages and hey, the Yanks should save as a buck’s a buck. Maybe a change would make the excited of a walk-off win. It is time for the games’ too not just be over when the last out is called but to be the extra five minutes no fan would rush to change the channel, fall asleep or snicker at the woman employed by such a respectable franchise.

The Yankees beat Baltimore tonight which means with Boston's lose they are in first in the tough AL East. Since the second half began, just a week ago the consistency is apparent by five wins in a row.

The team is playing together as a unit. Everyone is doing their part whether it be pitching, hitting, keeping the 'it ain't over till it's over' attitude, set-up, stealing bases or watching Mo be Mo, I would hate to see anyone jinx my Yanks on national TV, again.

Hey, I might seem crazy or ridiculous and maybe I am nit-picking to some but others see my article as sense of relief.

All I can say is that I am a New York Yankees fan.