- Hank Steinbrenner, July 10, 2008
Well, we'll see, won't we? Hard to read it without coming away thinking this guy has a singluar focus but a warped sense of entitlement. It IS good for all of MLB when the Yanks are doing well, from a financial point of view, but sometimes Hank, it's better to leave that unsaid. It just comes across as a condescending bully.
Anyways, here's some of the lyrical stylings of Hank...
Hank on the Torre "situation":
"Despite what people think, or were misled to believe, I wasn't real sure about making a change," he says. "There was one point early in the season where I considered extending Torre's contract because there was so much speculation in the press.
"In the end," Steinbrenner says, "it was time for change."
"There's a lot of excitement around here from the Rays fans, but almost to a point of arrogance," he says. "They better be careful. They'll learn this (expletive) can change real quick."
The Yankees have been subsidizing the Rays and other teams with their revenue-sharing and luxury-tax payments, Steinbrenner says, so they should be thanking the Yankees.
"People in baseball know it, whether they want to admit it or not," Steinbrenner says. "It helps everyone when the Yankees are good. The Red Sox, whether they're good or not, doesn't necessarily matter, nationally. … Let's face it: The Yankees are baseball history. You're talking about 26 championships."
"It's beautiful," Hank says. "It actually looks more like the old Yankee Stadium from the outside, and has a more classic feel, than the present one. You've got to remember, we renovated Yankee Stadium in '74 and '75. So like Yogi (Berra) says, it really isn't there anymore, anyways."
"I'm not my father"Hank on his legacy:
"I'm not worried about developing a legacy"