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Bette Midler Wants To Be The Wind Beneath The Yankees’ Wings When It Comes To Highway Cleanup


After personally paying for crews to clean-up litter along the Major Deegan Expressway, which runs right by Yankee Stadium, superstar Bette Midler would like the Yankees, in honor of their World Series victory, to start paying for the cleanup themselves in a corporate-sponsored Adopt-a-Highway PR move.

“Come on guys!” Midler urged. “It’s a good thing, it’s not expensive, and it’s great branding for the Yankee organization.

“I have been trying to get to someone in the Yankee organization for years to do this,” Midler told the Daily News. “It’s time to pass the torch.”

When you consider Bette Midler’s appearance on the show, the episode where Kramer adopts a highway and the obvious Yankees references, this is a veritable Seinfeld reference crossover bonanza post!

But seriously – or not – Macaroni Midler, who is a staunch supporter of several enviromental causes, proceeded to lay it on pretty thick with her efforts to convince the Yankees to take responsibility for the restoration and beautification of the Expressway. To wit:

“I’m thrilled to death that they [the Yankees] won, but would they please in their win fork over – it’s so cheap – like 25 grand for a whole year,” she added. “They could have flowers that say “Go Yankees!”

“Think of all the creative things you can do with your own stretch of highway,” she said. “Alex Rodriguez could really impress Kate Hudson with a mile of A-Rod Rhododendrons.

“A-Rod could split it with Derek Jeter. I hear his girlfriend wants an engagement ring, but if he’s not ready for that level of commitment, nothing says, ‘I love you’ like a mile of the Major Deegan planted with Jeter Junipers!

“And while I’m on the subject, a Matsui Japanese Maple would make a lovely MVT – Most Valuable Tree. Some Johnny Damon Dogwoods would be nice.”

A-Rod Rhododendrons? Jeter Junipers? Come on, man. That’s just goofy talk. If anything, how about some Steinbrenner Stinking Corpse Lillies?

Bette Midler trash-talks Yanks: ‘Beaches’ star urges Bombers to pay for cleaning of Major Deegan [New York Daily News]