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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Donald Trump and Steve Phillips

What do Donald Trump and Steve Phillips have in common?

We all know who the Donald is. He's the self-proclaimed real estate magnate who has, in fact, driven a number of businesses and properties into the ground (I personally worked on the Plaza Hotel and Trump Shuttle workouts twenty years ago, but there have been many more; he is now presiding over a massive mess in Chicago where he is building a huge skyscraper hotel/apartment complex that is headed for a blowup). Steve Phillips is the failed Mets general manager who, among other things, traded Scott Kasmir for a sack of rotten tomatoes (or the human equivalent thereof), and was caught in a "situation" with one of the Mets female employees (while married).

The beauty part, as my father would have said, is that despite their relative failures, the Donald and Steve have been able to become wealthy by selling themselves as experts in their relative fields.

The Donald is hired by other developers a shill, writes best sellers about success in business and has a TV show where he's held up as a management expert. Steve Phillips pontificates on Fox and ESPN as a baseball expert.

This is what makes America a great country.

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  • At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Steve Phillips was already fired by the time Kazmir was traded- that was made by Duquette I believe. Phillips did make the Mo Vaughn trade though.

  • At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why are you blogging at 4:39 am?

  • At 11:38 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I got up at 4 and couldn't get back to sleep. It's not easy trying to help save Wall Steet. :-)

  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger ThePeoplesChamp said…

    Jim Duquette made the deal, which eventually led to his demise.
    Steve Phillips, while largely responsible for the Mets demise in the mid 2000's (including the Glavine, Floyd, Vaughn, Alomar, Bonilla, etc) also was key in luring Piazza, Ventura and Al Leiter (the keys to the squad that lost to the Yanks in the 2000 WS), drafting Kazmir, Milledge and signing Jose Reyes.

    All Trump did was take Daddy's business, bankrupt it, make a great TV show and have his daughter go through conversion to marry some rich Yid.

    I'd say advantage Phillips.

  • At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is Donald prepared to host his daughter's wedding in Williamsburg?


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