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Steinbrenner speaks.. "Cashman on the hook"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, May 25, 2007.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AjIx_xpT_yP0dE.Gvf053HY5nYcB?slug=ap-yankees-steinbrennerinterview&prov=ap&type=lgns
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Maybe he'll hire Steve Phillips [/ducking]
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Nah. But I'll wait with bated breath for the fake ESPN press conference where Steve Phillips announces who is hired.
     
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Whenever George speaks, it's because someone else is doing something big in New York. This is how he keeps his name/Yankees on the front (back) page.
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Claws, it's an AP story. But the AP has slurped so much Yanks jizz recently, you wonder if they think their non-NY members are competing with the NYC tabloids by proxy.

    An AP story, I should add, that has an ending that seems almost like an obligatory add-on. At the end, it mentions Steinbrenner's charitable past, including a recent donation to the families of the Virginia Tech victims.

    Admirable? Of course. But it almost reads like he only agreed to do the interview if that info was included, kind of like those PR flaks that want you to mention some sponsor to get an interview with their prominent client.
     
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Bubbler, I understand about the AP thing, but still. It's like Steinbrenner is starring in an old E.F. Hutton commercial.

    I might be attending Brewers-Padres game on Saturday. Should be worthwhile to see the Brew Crew.
     
  7. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I think that Cashman welcomes this responsibility, but in these quotes, Steinbrenner once again shows how out of touch and foolish he is when it comes to the business of baseball. It's pretty safe to say that if Cashman is a reasonable & objective GM (re: the anti-Phillips), he would have expected this year to be the toughest since he was hired because of him sticking to the philosophy of building from within. No big-time free agents or lop-sided trades for 30+ vets. Obviously, a year as dreadful as this was the furthest from his mind, but Cashman should have expected a few bumps in the road now that he has total control.

    But now that the Yankees are the Stankees, Boss Steinbrenner is bitching, moaning and issuing ultimatums. Here's a tip: shut the fuck up, go back to your old folks' home in Tampa and stay there. Just sign the checks when Cashman tells you.
     
  8. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I read this article and read the quotes and it smacked of a 25-inch story that was that long only because OMG Steinbrenner agreed to talk to us!! Reading the quotes, he appears to have said absolutely nothing of any substance during the interview. It read like an interview with a high-school player.

    "He should have kept his mouth shut," Steinbrenner said. "The matter is in the hands of the baseball commissioner." = "My offensive line did all the work."

    "Mattingly is a good one," Steinbrenner said. "He is very thorough guy. He understands what it is to be a Yankee."= "Our coach did a really good job preparing us for this one."

    "He's a real gutsy guy," Steinbrenner said. "We are happy he is back with us." = "You know, we worked hard at practice this week, and we just came out and did what we do."
     
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Fixed.
     
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    And the Yankees gave up the game they gained last night.

    What are they, 10.5 out?

    Who fucking cares?
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    buh... buh... buh...
     
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I know, I know, the Yankees are October.
     
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