The End of an Era: Yankees release Burt Reynolds


It was just too good to be true. Less than one week after signing him, the Yankees have released Burt Reynolds according to Kevin Goldstein. His Twitter account also appears to have disappeared off the face of the internet, which is the real tragedy in all of this. So long Burt, we’ll always always have that river in Georgia.

Categories : Asides, Minors


  1. Jon Targaryen says:


  2. AC says:

    What happ the alarm clock didn’t go off? Did they pull his cot out into the parking lot like Willie Mays Hayes? Lol

    • Leg-End says:

      “You may act like Reynolds but you hit like shit.”

    • Nick says:

      maybe he will run in slow motion and get his job back

    • GardnergoesYardner says:

      They gave him the red card.

      Or Cervelli gave him a fake red card, Reynolds attacked Cervelli and they both got arrested. The Tampa police found out that his real name was not actually Burt Reynolds by Carlos Rodriguez after some intensive background checks, and he was sent home to the DR to face time in the slammer. (plus fined for all of the Burt Reynolds shirts that will have to be taken off the shelves) Now he is doomed to end up in the same purgatory where Leo Nunez and Fausto Carmona will end up one day.

      We need to start a “Free Burt Reynolds” campaign…

  3. Rainbow connection says:

    : Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I’m in a god-damn hurry.

  4. Mike R. says:

    I thought they built a dam on that river.

  5. Nick says:

    So what was the point of that signing?

  6. Murderers' Row Boat says:

    Did anyone ever see him? I believe he was a phantom player, a joke that got out of hand.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      He was like Sidd Finch minus the talent.

    • DM says:

      After he was released, someone saw him speeding away in a black ’77 Trans Am.

    • ROBTEN says:

      I guess it’s pretty hard to stay anonymous when you’re the world’s greatest secret agent.

    • GardnergoesYardner says:

      He was like Susie. He never existed!

      Cashman at the going away party: I don’t think I’ll be ever able to forget Burt. Most of all, I’ll never forget that one night, working late in the front office. Just the two of us. And we surrendered to sweet temptation.

  7. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    so disappointing

  8. CS Yankee says:

    Didn’t Cano have his career year right after Melky left…just saying.

  9. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    I’m distraught.

  10. jsbrendog says:

    smokey’s got dem ears on

  11. GardnergoesYardner says:

    I was envisioning a Yankeeography in like 20 years.

    “The Yankees have had a storied tradition of players. Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle, Jeter, Harper (you all know he will be on the team in a few years) and now Reynolds.”

    The end of an era indeed.

    • William says:

      If the Nationals ever lose Harper, especially when he lived up to his expectations, you can just fire the Front Office instantly.

    • I am not the droids you're looking for... says:

      MSG ran a half hour show last night on Jeremy Lin’s Greatest 25 Moments which is pretty hilarious because that’s more Knicks games than he’s played in (in fact, he’s only played in a bunch more Knicks games than I have…)

      So there’s still hope for a Burt Reynolds Yankeeography.

  12. gageagainstthemachine says:

    *cue some melancholy banjos*

  13. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Has anyone heard when the Yankees are going to do Burt Reynolds day at the Stadium?

  14. JGS says:

    I have most of Burt’s better tweets screencapped going back to around Thanksgiving time. Doing that was a good decision.

  15. duzzi23 says:

    In other news Yanks sign his black child side kick from cop and a half

  16. the Oberamtmann says:

    Why did they sign him, then?

  17. MidlandTX says:

    End of the Turd, nothing across.

  18. Scout says:

    Paddle faster. I hear banjoes.

  19. Short Porch says:

    They discovered he was actually 76 years old. The toupee fooled them for a while

  20. pat says:

    I wonder if he gets some sort of benefits for being signed. Maybe a couple grand or something. Was probably just to do the kid a favor and show Cano some goodwill.

  21. Whaaaat??? says:

    The Yankees released him AND his twitter disappears? I smell conspiracy.

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