Jed York thinks he hit a home run with the potential hire of Kyle Shanahan.
York was patient at the plate. He didn’t swing at the first pitch. He worked the count, laid off the sliders in the dirt and when he found a pitch he liked, he crushed it down the left field line.
The ball still is flying through the air. It’s flying in slow motion, and it hasn’t reached the fence yet. Can’t reach the fence until Shanahan officially accepts York’s offer to become the 49ers’ next head coach. And that can’t happen until after the Super Bowl.
The ball is starting to hook to the left. Every passing day, the ball hooks a little more toward the left field foul pole. York is jogging down the first-base line waving his hands toward fair territory like Carlton Fisk in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Waving is all York can do. Only God knows where the ball will land.
In this case, God is Arthur Blank, owner of Atlanta Falcons. Blank will determine if York’s fly ball is a walk-off or just a long strike. Blank is all-knowing and all-powerful.
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