Cashman said that the Yankees expect no disciplinary measures from the call. He senses that Garagiola agrees the guideline needs revision, and he expected that the topic would soon be presented to Joe Torre, MLB's new executive vice president of baseball operations.
"I think [Garagiola] recognizes the fact that there's no real advantage here," Cashman said. "At the same time, there is a bulletin out that says you're not supposed to do that. It's just one of those things, like pine tar. I think it's really silly, personally."Newscaster Keith Olbermann apparently snapped a picture of Weber's gestures and posted it on Twitter, triggering a blogosphere brushfire. "It was nothing extraordinary," Olbermann said. "It didn't look to be any kind of sign language. Everything I saw was clearly after the fact. It was not suggestive of sign-stealing or anything like that." Cashman took a swipe at certain social media circles that jumped all over the incident. "The psychotics that obsessed about it all day [on Friday], I feel that we did them a favor by keeping them off the street and preventing them from hurting others," Cashman said.