Yankees Name Jeter Captain, Russo Flips Out

December 26, 2019 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 14 min Download
Yankees Name Jeter Captain, Russo Flips Out

Yankees Name Jeter Captain, Russo Flips Out

December 26, 2019 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 14 min Download
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On June 3, 2003, the Yankees held a news conference announcing that Derek Jeter was being named team captain. Neither Mike Francesa nor Chris “Mad Dog” Russo believed it was that big of a deal. “I guess it’s noteworthy because it’s the Yankee captain, but … to me, he’s been the captain since he got here,” Francesa said. “The Yankees gotta take a chill pill,” Mad Dog said. “Nobody cares. “It doesn’t mean anything who’s the silly captain on the Yankees,” he continued. “It means nothing whatsoever.” The Yankees then called in to dispute the assertion that they were calling it a “major” news conference, and Russo started to back down from his criticism of the team. Later in the show, Russo flipped his lid after seeing all the pomp and circumstance on TV. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.