Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hank and Willie

No, sorry, the other Hank and Willie:
Willie Randolph won't have to look far if he wants another job in baseball - he just needs to call Hank Steinbrenner. "There's certainly some stuff I can think of for one of the greatest infielders I've ever seen," Steinbrenner told The Post yesterday . . .

. . . Steinbrenner made it clear that he considers Randolph a Yankee and holds no ill-will toward him for leaving the organization to manage the Mets, who fired him last week. "If he had left to take over the Red Sox maybe I would have had a problem with that," Steinbrenner said. "He's a Yankee. He'll always be a Yankee. Even the Mets never completely accepted him because they thought he was a Yankee."

Does anyone else find it disturbing that the owner of the biggest franchise in American sports sees the world in such a simple, provincial way? I mean, sure, the rivalry stuff is fun to talk about, but does he not understand that rational, grownup people don't make their professional decisions based on that kind of stuff? Did Hank argue with his Dad when Don Zimmer was hired or when Wade Boggs was signed?

5 comments:

Jason said...

Ramblings of an idiot, nothing more. the proverbial "born on third base; thought he hit a triple" kinda guy

Pete Toms said...

I like Hank. I think he understands something that his dad did / does (sadly), that running the Yankees is as much about showbiz as it is baseball. Maybe more. The Yanks & Mets are competitors, at the gate and maybe more importantly on TV. YES or SNY? No publicity is bad publicity, why it's even made Shysterball!

Ken Dynamo said...

i love hank, specifically because he is such a buffoon. how long before bud takes the keys away from this idiot?

David said...

I, for one, appreciate Hank and his penchant for making completely rediculous statements. I was afraid we'd lose that when George retired.

I don't care what people say, the Steinbrenners are great for baseball. We need to get Cuban in the mix for even more fun.

Benjamminwithyou said...

"Does anyone else find it disturbing that the owner of the biggest franchise in American sports sees the world in such a simple, provincial way?"

Just take a look at our current President. Is it really all that surprising?