He's won batting titles, World Series rings, and plays a mean guitar. Now Bernie Williams can add PHD to his trophy case. Bernie got an honorary doctorate yesterday at Iona College's 2007 commencement at Madison Square Garden.
Afterwards, Bernie spoke briefly with reporters. He's kept in shape and isn't ruling out playing again, though he didn't seem like it was a burning desire.
Bernie also feels for his former teammates.
“Obviously, I feel for those guys,” Williams said of his ex-teammates, who face an unprecedented deficit in the Joe Torre era. “I know they’re not going through a very good moment right now, but I have enough confidence in their abilities that they’re going to pull out of it and I send them my best.”
Bernie wasn't the only former Yankee pick up a degree yesterday. Willie Randolph's pre-game for last night's Yankees-Mets game included an honorary degree from Fordham University. Included in the graduating class was Willie's daughter Ciara.