Hankenstein spouted off again Saturday, proving once again that he is a blustering moron.
“There is one very important point here,” Steinbrenner told The Post during an exclusive half-hour session. “The most important thing to remember is this: If you didn’t get it from me or my brother [Hal], it doesn’t mean [anything]. I don’t care about some piss-ant employee. If you don’t get it from me or Hal, it’s meaningless. I have a lot of things [in Tampa] and Hal is in New York, which is good.”
“Some piss-ant employee?” Are you kidding me? Does that include GM Brian Cashman? And, even if it doesn’t that sure isn’t any way to inspire people. I wish this idiot would go away, but — of course — we know he won’t.
- The Yankees will reportedly discuss changes to their coaching staff. I hope that means the useless third base coach Bobby Meacham is gone. I’m not so sure bench coach Rob Thomson helps much, either.
- Newsday has an interesting comparison of the young players who have come out of the Yankee and Red Sox farm systems the past few seasons. Kudos to ‘Was Watching.’
- Joe Torre won’t say much about the way he was pushed out of New York. His brother, Frank, has said it for him.
“I wonder what the Yankees are thinking now while they’re fishing or doing whatever,” Frank Torre said on the field at Citizens Bank Park before Game 2 of the NLCS, as quoted by USA Today. “I have friends there. I will always root for Derek Jeter. But what they did to my brother was not right. Really, it was pathetic what they did. There was no class.
“I hear Hank Steinbrenner say, ‘Where would Joe Torre be without the Yankees?’ Well, let me tell you, Hank Steinbrenner was fortunate he was born in the Steinbrenner family. His inheritance is a whole lot bigger now than it would have been if not for my brother. I think he gained a lot more money than my brother after all of those World Series.
“My brother won’t say anything, but he was hurt.”
- Here’s an interesting thought from Buster Olney. He says the Yanks should seriously consider signing free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson, a defensive whiz, and solve their first base issue by moving Robinson Cano there. It’s an intriguing idea. What do you guys think?