So the Yankees' mustaches are a thing. I didn't like when the Red Sox's beards were a thing, but I do find the mustaches amusing. That's probably because: 1.) I don't like most things the Red Sox do, and 2.) mustaches are weirder and dumber and it seems way funnier. Anyway, I don't think the mustaches will be going away for a while and I'm fine with that. But I think the Yankees can get way sillier with team bonding activities. So I decided to ask the PSA staff what their ideas for other things for the Yankees to do were.
Q: The Yankees' players are growing mustaches. What team funny bonding activity would you like to see the Yankees partake in?
They should spoof that game show for newlyweds where players are asked questions about each other. I'd love to see who knows the others better between pitchers, outfielders, and infielders.
Wouldn't it be hilarious if the Yankees opened the season playing really well all the while staying miraculously under the radar because the Houston Astros of all teams were stealing all the attention? Oh wait, that is happening? 1) Man, I love baseball. 2) I like the mustaches, so I'm not sure if something better is out there, but I'll try, which brings me to 3) Maybe a team celebration involving the notorious Girardi binder. I love when a team's manager can have fun with the team. It brings a unity to the team that seems necessary to win. But, I still love those mustaches, so I'll enjoy them while I can.
A Brett Gardner/Brian McCann/Andrew Miller/Jacoby Ellsbury barber shop quartet!
I, for one, would like to see them make more videos like they did in spring training, when they reenacted the scene from The Sandlot. There are so many movies out there that can be parodied and reenacted in funny ways by the team. The Scout (rooftop scene), anything from The Natural, The Bad News Bears. The possibilities are endless.
Michael Pineda, Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, and Chris Martin will take on the Harlem Globetrotters while Brett Gardner coaches them and Mark Teixeira attempts to peddle kale juice to the crowd. The referee will be Alex Rodriguez, because he is the true arbiter of justice for our time.
I enjoyed the pics from a couple years ago of the entire team going to the pool hall. I'd love to see them go to an arcade or bowling alley. That way, next time a position player has to pitch, you'd know who's going to throw strikes.
You know what I'd like to see them do? Have a big ol' potluck. Have each teammate bring their favorite/best dish from home and just have a huge potluck. Maybe even charge tickets and have the money donated to charity. I think that would be really sweet.
Giant pinstriped bouncy castle out in CF before the game.
One thing I've always loved about the New York Rangers and so many other hockey teams is the award the players give to one another after the game to whom they believe played the best. The Rangers have the Broadway Hat, the Dallas Stars have a cowboy hat, the Calgary Flames have a fireman's hat, and so on. As far as I'm aware, the Yankees don't have anything like this, and besides the Stache Squad, I think something like this would be fun for both the players and fans.
Some other teams have done some kind of hand motion or dance in celebration as some kind of team bonding, and I'd like to see the Yankees expand in that direction. I'd very much enjoy if they started doing the sprinkler dance in celebration. Mark Teixeira drives in a run with a double: he does the sprinkler. Andrew Miller finishes off a save: he does the sprinkler. Jacoby Ellsbury tracks down a fly ball to end a game: sprinkler. The idea alone of 25 baseball players just doing the dumbest of dance moves together makes me weirdly happy.
Those are our answers and now it's your turn. What team bonding activity would you like to see the Yankees do next?