Bad Luck for Yankees? Blame an Anti-Semitic Tenor
We're not sure if Ronan Tynan actually is anti-semitic, but he did say something pretty off-color, and now it has officially cost the renowned Irish tenor his traditional playoff spot singing "God Bless America" at Yankee Stadium.
According to the New York Daily News, Tynan is out as Yankees mop-up "God Bless" man because of a comment he made when an Upper East Side realtor was showing an NYU doctor an apartment in his building. The report claims that the realtor told Tynan not to worry, since the doctor was not a Red Sox fan.
His response, according to the Daily News?
"I don't care about that, as long as they are not Jewish."
That's pretty unambiguous, huh? But here's an interesting dilemma: What happens if the Yankees lose at home tonight because Tynan, who could be seen as a bit of a playoff good luck charm -- isn't out there? Hey, he is Irish, after all. Would they bring him back for Game 2, worried that keeping him away would spell the end of their postseason? After all, the baseball playoffs are prime time for superstitions.
And who is going to sing "God Bless America" in Tynan's stead? We haven't been able to trip across an official announcement, so if anyone hears confirmation of who will be taking the mic in his stead?
October 16, 2009; 2:04 PM ET
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