Best Of 'Mike And The Mad Dog': Yankees Name Jeter Captain, Russo Flips Out

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By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

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.Check out other classic "Mike and the Mad Dog" clips by clicking here. Also, subscribe to the "Mike and the Mad Dog" podcast on your favorite podcast platform.