George Steinbrenner is Rolling Over

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In Trinity, FL, some 1,144 miles south of Yankee Stadium, George Steinbrenner, aka “The Boss”, is rolling over in his grave wondering how the Yankees could blow a 10 game lead. While there is still plenty of baseball left, “The Boss” would’ve never let it get this interesting. At the 5 game mark, Steinbrenner would’ve invited himself into the clubhouse for a good ‘ol fashioned tongue lashing. He’d point a finger at Alex Rodriguez, calling him out on his inability to get anything done in the clutch. He would make the note that he is hitting just .227 with RISP on the season. A finger would be pointed at Sabathia, making note about how overweight he is, and that he is the highest paid pitcher in the rotation, yet an aging Hiroki Kuroda has out shined him this season. While Cano is a .303 hitter this season, Steinbrenner would be sure to point out that he is just as crappy with RISP as Rodriguez, making note that he is a .305 hitter when the bases are empty, yet he has only managed to hit .236 with RISP. The truth is, a lot of players on the team have been under-performing ALL season, so this could take awhile.

After going through each player on the team, he would make his way up to the executive office and rip into Hal and Hank informing them that this team has been built to win, and that as executives, they owe it to the fans and the City of New York to win!!! He will remind them of his fiery ways, and how he was able to instill fear in his employees, but at the same time be compassionate. While fans questioned a lot of his business practices, the fact is, it worked! The firings and hiring led the man to 7 championships under his leadership. If only Hank and Hal could show us the same fiery attitude. I used to love hearing the statements that Steinbrenner would release to the media anytime the team was under-performing, or failed to accomplish the ultimate goal of a championship. If he were around today, I believe the following is what we would be hearing and/or reading. I hope Hank and Hal see this, and decide to open their mouths.

Mock statement from George Steinbrenner:
“I want to take a minute to apologize to the fans, and to the great City of New York. There is absolutely no reason why any team should blow a 10 game lead. I assure you that the ship has been steered back on course, and we will work hard for the remainder of the season to bring to the city another World Series Championship.”

I have been a lifelong Yankee fan ever since my father took me to my first game when I was a child. We had seats in the first row, right next to the Yankees dugout. From that moment, I was hooked. I am constantly chatting about the Yankees on Twitter, so please follow me and join in the conversation (@brian_capozzi).
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  • coolnewyorker

    The Boss can roll all over all he wants but the fact of the matter is he ain’t here no more and the new Bosses are under different circumstances and goals: trim the budget.
    The ship is not wrecked …yet. Whether or not it is still salvageable is anybody’s guess. With this makeshift injury-ridden and vet fill-ins crew, I find this very perilous journey to October all the more exciting…nearly like unchartered water.
    Regardless of outcome, I am intent to have a blast watching with all true Yanks fans in the bar and stadium…cheering loudly when they win and NOT so loudly when they lose. I will try to stay away from Red Sox fans and “Yanks Fans” drama queens amongst us in case I get reactively homicidal to their taunting.
    For all its worth, Brian, I feel your pain. But I have not given up…for all its worth.

  • YANFAN5158

    You hit the nail on the head! But don’t forget Gerardi & Cashman.

  • VinceA

    To bad all the boys care about is how much more money can we make.What a disgrace….

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