"It's a policy I've had in place for a long time now," he said before Monday's mist-out. "We should speak with one voice, whether it is the manager or general manager. They can speak postgame or pregame or in their normal interview process but not have a regular schedule."
(Asked about being denied a place on Kay's show, Chamberlain said he was not aware of any such deal. Strange. Maybe his agent worked on it without telling him.)
Cashman said the Yankees also prohibit players from writing diaries or columns for newspapers come playoff time.
"We've had that shut down for years now," he said. "These guys are paid to play baseball; they're not paid to be columnists or talk show hosts. They can do that when their playing careers are over."
In the late 1990s, Yankees were allowed to write guest columns -- until 1999, when Darryl Strawberry broke news about the lineup in his. That was the end of that.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Chamberlain was going to have a weekly appearance on the Michael Kay Show on 1050 ESPN radio, like Eli Manning and Billy Wagner, but Brian Cashman killed the idea.
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