NEW YORK – The New York Yankees have hired Hank Williams Jr. to write a theme song for the Yankees.
After watching Hank Williams Jr.’s appearance on “The View” today, Yankee general manager, Brain Cashman, invited Bocephus to Yankee Stadium. Within an hour Cashman and Williams reportedly inked a deal in which Williams will pen a new Yankee Theme Song as well as a song for Major League Baseball (and a birthday song for Cashman’s daughter).
Williams wore a Mickey Mantle shirt on the The View because he felt that Mickey Mantle was bridge between Oklahoma and New York City and he would be a bridge between Nashville and New York City.
Last week Williams burned a number of bridges.
Last week, Williams compared a golf game between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner to a meeting between Adolph Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an appearance on Fox and Friends. Since then, he has been fired by ESPN as a pregame questioner of the nation’s readiness for football, and has released his own song which raises his middle fingers to to his foes (in particular Fox and Friends and ESPN.) Today he appeared on The View to explain himself in a roller coaster of a segment.
Bocephus was not specifically comparing Obama to Hitler; he was simply drawing an analogy of opposites (and pulled out a dictionary for Sherri Shepherd to read aloud.) He also appears to hold most of his anger for the Disney corporation (who owns both ESPN and The View), to whom he appeared to blame for an infringement of his First Amendment rights (though it’s not clear how or why.)
There are many reasons why Williams Jr. deserves credit for going on a Disney-owned television show to explain his side of the brouhaha, not least of which is his decision to wear a Mickey Mantle Yankees jersey. Mantle bridged the gap between Oklahoma and NYC, just as Bocephus himself was aiming to do as well.
Check out Bocephus on The View: