I recently sawThe Bronx Is Burning on DVD. It’s an account of all the shit that was going down in Noo Yawk in 1977: the Koch-Cuomo-Beame-Abzug Mayoral race; the Son of Sam killings and the wild ride the New York Yankees had on the way to winning the World Series.
Since ESPN aired the mini-series, the Yankees are the focus of the drama; proving once again that truth is stranger than fiction. John Turturro has long specialized in playing assholes and he really brought it as baseball genius/real life idiot Billy Martin. Oliver Platt is equally awesome as George Steinbrenner in his malakatudinous prime.
That was a long introduction to this hilarious clip that features the malaprop boys aka Joe Grifasi as Yogi Berra and Leonard Robinson as Mickey Rivers:
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