The old Yancher and Mets pitcher and the current TV analyst Yankees, David Cone, performs some revolution on the post columnist Steve Serby in Q&A days before 20 years to perfect match.
Q: How did you celebrate a night for a perfect match against the Expos on July 18, 1999?
A: It was a long night in the city, that's for sure. I remember being in a bar and a few props came in with the morning newspapers and I asked me to sign. Then I had to go quickly to City Hall quickly. Mayor (Rudy) Giuliani gave me the key in the city the next day. Guess that you say I played. It is difficult to remember everything that happened that night.
Q: So, in other words, you got the key to the city hanging?
A: There's little sleep. A bit of everything, yeah.
Q: I assume you didn't have to pay for a drink?
A: I don't remember getting into my wallet, so sure.
Q: What was your choice?
A: I am usually a beer man, and then no matter what shooting you choose. I remember that a few water shots to go with the beer.
Q: If you had to summarize what enabled you to park your perfect game, how would you do it?
A: I think the storm was great. It was a lineup Montreal Expos that was never before me. I suppose that one of the best slides I ever had in my life that day, and they kept swinging at it, and I kept wearing it '. It seemed like the perfect decoration for me that day.
Q: How many times have you canceled the catcher Joe Girardi?
A: There was one park all day that I shook it. I actually wore a ball, so it was right and I was wrong.
Q: What was inning?
A: It was really the ninth inning, and Ryan McGuire was the second hitter to predict. I threw a swift ball on the first pitch for a strike, and asked a crane into the swap on the left, and I shook it. I wanted to throw another ball to try to strike another strike, and I lost it outside.
Q: After a certain number of infants, did he also ignore you in the dock?
A: Oh yes, no doubt. He wouldn't even sit near me. It wouldn't even look at me. He did everything he could do to avoid me. People would walk with you and look down, or look out or walk in the other way. It is a very uneasy feeling. The full baseball superstition. I was not really a superstitious man. I would love someone to talk to me.
Q: Did you feel back in Conedelstick Park in your back yard?
A: In some ways, he felt like moving a Wiffle ball. I spent a lot of slides that day, they were breaking so sharply and I probably had one break.
Q: You started on top of Girardi during the on-site celebration.
A: He pulled me down on him. I think when I fell on my knees, he got me the first and the kind I pulled down on him. I think he thought he was trying to protect me from a dog or that anything was going.
Q: What feelings did you have as your colleagues left you and the Yankees fans stood with you and were you happy with them?
A: The first thing you think is a kind of relief is that you didn't blow it. There is no way to practice how you react in that case. I didn't know whether to stay on the pitch, stop a hat… how long will I stay out there, will I take a lap of victory? All these things are going through your mind. You're just going with the flow. It's really a surreal model, and it's like vague.
Q: Describe the eve of your perfect match.
A: I don't really remember anything. It wasn't like David Wells, where I stayed out for the night, certainly. I just remember having dinner early and just going to bed.
Q: Going up that morning.
A: I knew it was going to be a very hot day that day, so make sure you get a lot of liquids in my head and that I will have a good breakfast.
Q: After watching Don Larsen throw the first jewelery park with Yogi Berra, what do you think was going through your mind knowing that you were about to build the mound?
A: I think at that point, I genuinely considered these kinds of days at Yankee Stadium. I focused on Joe DiMaggio Day when Paul Simon played in the center. I focused on the day Mickey Mantle died. And I knew exactly that those days at Yankee Stadium were just unique and special. It was a matter of great concern to me, as I wasn't really thinking about my game or what kind of things I had. I was pretty gay going into that game.
Q: Have you seen Larsen's amazing game in the 1956 World Series?
A: Yes, yes. I saw a lot of it when they got the original reels for their game. This game was televised.
Q: How long did you look at Larsen?
A: A few years probably.
Q: What do you remember thinking about?
A: It was one of the first peers not to go on full-wind, a shortened wind-up type that we see in today's game a lot… how fast it was delivered and how fast it worked . He got rid of the ball very quickly.
Q: After the game you saw the two of them, right?
A: I only saw briefly Yogi, but I remember being able to catch Don and hug to give him a bear and took a picture together. It is one of my favorite pictures after the game.
Q: What do you remember listening to family members?
A: There was a crazy dash there to try to get knowledge of the game as they were in Kansas City at the time. I think my father was continuing on the Internet at one point, but then ESPN broke into the eighth or ninth person, so they managed to see the end of the game.
Q: What did your father tell you when you spoke to him?
A: How proud he was. It was my first coach. My dad is the one who taught me how to park. Obviously it was very emotional to be able to talk to him after a game like that.
Q: It was once written on Larsen: “The imperfect man put in a perfect game.” This would also apply to you, right?
A: I also made my share of mistakes.
Q: What kind of guy was Yogi?
A: It was the kind of guy who shone a room when he walked into. Everyone knew who it was, it was so recognizable. Everyone wanted to find one piece and contact him… more than anyone else. Everyone wanted to come over and talk to him and give him his head of his Yogi-isms to say.
Q: Do you think the minimum games are weighed?
A: I think the baseball changed, no doubt. It is certainly traveling longer, for various reasons, mainly because the ball is manufactured. I think the question is why has it happened, and can you correct it and take control of it?
Q: Could you divert your ideal game with this base?
A: I don't know there were any striking balls in my game that traveled longer which would run in the home. There were no warning warning shots that could have taken longer, so I'm not sure that would be so, although I heard a complaint with pitchers that the seams are lower, so I'm thinking about be able to spin as effectively as. It is a valid point, I'm not sure.
Q: Imagine that two in the top of the ninth and that you are hitting a perfect game. Who is the last hitter you want to address in MLB history?
A: Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs were the hardest to go out. They could also walk, especially Boggs.
Q: What is the way back in MLB history?
A: Ironically it would probably be Yogi. It was so good that I could wear a very good slide out of the strike zone and it was probably possible to find a way to hit it.
Q: If you could choose the brain of one potter in MLB history, who would it be?
A: Luis Tiant was the man I developed growing up, so it would be right at the top of the list. Luis was so creative – I tried to copy her style a lot, sidearm slides, changing hand angles.
C: Game 3 of the 1996 World Series in Atlanta, loaded tires, head out, 2-0 head, down 0-2 in the league, Fred McGriff by bat. How worried were you?
A: It is a matter of great concern, because you feel the weight of the earth on your shoulders. You are responsible for your colleagues, and from New York City and from all Yankee fans everywhere. You realize that you are letting a lot of people down if you fail. I always felt the mound.
Q: What is the favorite Mets moment?
A: (Early) with the Mets (in 1987) after his trade from the Royals. I remember that I met Jack Clark on a quick machine that started at his hip and broke the inside corner. And when they threw the ball around, Keith Hernandez and Wally Backman were screaming about how big they were. That's when Keith Hernandez got my sidearm slide The Laredo. I warmly welcomed me at that point. After all those years with the Royals, it was a very conservative organization that wasn't really like me wearing sidearm slides. And I finally accepted it for the first time in my career… I felt I was freed.
Q: Do you think Jacob doesn't get any support running?
A: I can. I can't help him, but I feel it, but I know the record of loss is not as important as it was once in the game today.
Q: Is there a danger of a strike of players?
A: I don't know if we are to that point. I think it's good that they are already talking. I know that there are a number of major issues that need to be addressed. I feel that talking about the economic system needs to be changed. It is certainly agency manipulation and service free.
Q: What is the best practical joke you ever saw?
A: Roger McDowell put his uniforms upside down and went out on the dugout steps once. … He looked like he was walking on his hands. He looked to make a hand stand but he was just standing up with his uniform upside down.
Q: Describe how to allow two Braves to score when arguing with the first referee Charlie Williams in the 1990 game.
A: Before I walked back to the mound, Charlie Williams essentially said: “While you're continuing to argue with me, the second run just scored.” I can laugh about it now, and every time I see Charlie Williams, the two kinds of laughter in each other about that moment, but I will never forget him saying to me as that moment came forward.
Q: What was the difference between your relationship with Girardi and your relationship with other catchers?
A: He was so fast on his feet. And it was so selfless as well. He never took anything personal. If there were disagreements, or if there was anything that happened in the heat of the battle, he realized that it was better than any cat I was around. And it was so quick to call signals, especially with numerous symptoms and a man on the second base. It was one of the best ever.
Q: If the Mets do change management, would you see it fitting?
A: I think it would be great. He got a great track record, without any fault, I think he could bring enough to the organization without a doubt. He would also respect him, because of his testimony. I think it would be great wherever he went.
Q: Which starting potter should GM Yankees Brian Cashman achieve a goal before the trade deadline?
A: The list would be Max Scherzer, but it probably won't be available. (Madison) Bumgarner got a fantastic account, depending on what the price price for cashman. Marcus Stroman is also a great trainer. Max Scherzer is there and everyone else is there now.
Q: Describe James Paxton.
A: I have shown me enough that he could be a very good beginner for the Yankees. When it is healthy and a healthy generation, you can say that the ball is jumping from his hand, and that his things are better when he is healthy. I think this is very important to him, rather than adjusting to New York.
Q: J.A. Happ.
A: It really depends on control and being able to see parks much more now than it was before. Obviously the only thing he has to do is to keep the ball in the playing field. This is always the most worrying thing about you …… locals tend to give up more flights when the ball is traveling longer.
Q: Masahiro Tanaka.
A: I think Tanaka is too low. The bar was so high that when it first came over Japan and people were expecting it to be around the world. It's top-10, top-15. This is a good thing in my book.
Q: Would you not have a problem if he met Game 1 of the postseason series?
A: I would trust him. It is a very accountable pitcher. He is very proud and understands the responsibility of putting up big games. That's why its postseason record is very good.
Q: Why does the Sabathia CC have so much love?
A: He is a leader in this clubhouse, and he is very generous with his time with the young children. I think that there is a real appreciation of how he spent himself recreating himself from a power potter to more of a finsese hatch, and a battle through injuries, and continuing to keep grinding. I think it made a great deal of effort on the basis of a fan. I think it's going to be one of the great Yankee family who are always very popular. A warm welcome is extended whenever he decides to do his first day on Seniors Day.
Q: Adam Ottavino.
A: I think it is very good. I also think he has more to give. His stuff moves so much, his fields move very hard to control them sometimes. I think it will be better at the second half of the season.
Q: Why didn't you become a manager or coach?
A: It takes a great commitment, it really does. I had a chance to express a few great coach jobs, but I wasn't ready to make that whole commitment at that time, and I love broadcasting now. So for me, the time is not just right.
Q: What are your views on GM Mets Brodie Van Wagenen wearing a chair during a graduate meeting with Mickey Callaway and her coaches?
A: It's like an old school for me (laugh). These are the types of stories we have always heard but you don't hear much more about it. I saw Hal McRae as manager of the incoming Royals and leaving the board back with the whole food, the post-game food circulation. We lost a hard game and we didn't have fun, and thought we didn't want to eat it. Nothing but food on the floor when we walked into after the game.
Q: What radio interviews did you like to do more: Don Imus or Howard Stern?
A: Imus was a person who had to be in danger with him because he was so clever. Howard was a little more predictable, you knew where he was going or what he wanted to do. They were both in class on their own. They are both legends. They were both very intimidated to interview him.
Q: You have won four New York Emmy awards as Yankees's analyst YES.
A: It keeps me in the game, and enables me to make a kind of talk about the things I love, especially when good decoration takes place during a broadcast. I feel this is right in my rider house. Or vice versa, when things are not going as well, I can tell you something you do not understand.
Q: Three dinner guests?
A: Babe Ruth, Harry Truman, Dean Martin
Q: The favorite movies?
A: “Shawshank Redemption,” the films “Terminator”.
Q: The favorite actress?
A: Harvey Keitel.
Q: The favorite actress?
A: Susan Sarandon.
Q: Your favorite singer / entertainer?
Q: The favorite meal?
A: Meat and potatoes.
Q: What do you think about the women's soccer team under the World Cup.
A: I think they are amazing. I think they are one of the biggest teams ever, no doubt. They are great champions. They supported it. They had run of dynastic type.
Q: Equal pay?
A: I think they have any merit they get, no doubt. I think I earned it. They should get whatever they can.
Q: What is your most proud of your book, “Total Number: Pitcher Education” by Jack Curry?
A: It shows the human side of the things that pitchers go through. The fragile side… a lot of doubt. I think it is the relationship with catcher too, I feel it is one of the best chapters in the book it.
Q: When you walk around New York City, what do you hear from fans?
A: It's really feeling that time is going on, and that there is a whole new generation of young people who I know more about as a broadcaster than a player. Children are now 4 or 5 years old to hardly remember that Yankee is a big-time fan. And there are children who were born only Yankee fans who have to go to YouTube to see highlights.
Q: What reaction did you have when you traded to the Yankees?
A: I was elated. I just hoped that this was the place I was going to trade with. At the time I was on the Blue Jays in 1995, and the president, Paul Beeston, asked George Steinbrenner to trade directly and worked out, and I think he was in favor of me that just as I had a good relationship with Paul Beeston, and he knew I wanted to play in New York again, and the Yankees were the team. I will be forever grateful for that.
Q: Which of the five World Championships was the wrong one for you?
A: ’96 no doubt. We were on the by-catches, kind of someone stole from the Braves. I had an aneurysm, I came back and put it in the World Series. I didn't know if I could go on again. … Joe Torre, brother of Frank Torre, had a heart brother at the center of the World Series. … His brother Rocco died soon before … their fathers lost their fathers or someone close to them. There were many stories of interest to people who made this victory much more crazy.
Q: How difficult is it to believe it was 20 years from your perfect game?
A: It's incredible, that's sure. It's like 20 years however, I'll tell you that.
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