Not a good news day for the Yankees today as YES Network host Bob Lorenz was charged with a DUI yesterday. Here is more from an AP report:
The 48-year-old Lorenz was arrested early Wednesday morning. Police say they found him slumped over the wheel of his car and when they woke him up he drove away slowly and nearly hit a utility pole. Officers say his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol.
Of course, MLB doesn’t take this type of thing seriously. They’d rather bust Alex Rodriguez for playing poker two years after the fact than hold anybody’s feet to the fire when it comes to drinking and driving. Having said that, I’m a big Lorenz fan and I hope that everything works out for the best for him.
The Yankees have experience with DUI’s in the past. Team president Mark Newman got one back in 2010 and then of course there was the entire Jim Leyritz debacle. The only time it ended up mattering Yankee-wise was in the case of Steve Swindal. He was supposed to be George Steinbrenner‘s heir-apparent until his DUI led to him splitting with Steinbrenner’s daughter and cutting ties with the team.