LADY AT THE BAT: Hank Steinbrenner Finally Decides To Be A Boss

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hank Steinbrenner Finally Decides To Be A Boss

The prevailing thought around town these days is that Yankees president Randy Levine is now running the Yankees. George Steinbrenner's two sons, Hank and Hal, were strangely quiet during the entire time Joe Torre was twisting in the wind. Levine's was the voice you heard most of the time. The Brothers didn't even assert themselves during the now famous Conference Call. It looked as if The Brothers were not in control.

Hank Steinbrenner might be just a little bit embarrased about all that, because now he's finally come out and said some things in defense of the team's $5 million offer to Torre, In a New York Post Exclusive Hank makes some pretty nasty comments, saying: "Where was Joe's career in '95 when my dad hired him? My dad was crucified for hiring him.

"Let's not forget what my dad did in giving him that opportunity - and the great team he was handed," Hank said. "You can't take credit for success when you're going good, and then not take at least some of the blame when things change. I'm sorry he feels insulted, but that was not the intent."

Translation: Randy Levine is not the boss of this team. The Steinbrenner family is still very much involved in the running of the The New York Yankees.

How nice of you to join us, Hank. What took you so long?

The Lady

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