LADY AT THE BAT: Now He's Crossed The Line

Monday, April 21, 2008

Now He's Crossed The Line

Until today I thought Hank Steinbrenner was a very amusing guy. I loved his comments about Red Sox Nation and just loved his chutzpah in general. But this morning when I found out about his latest comments, published in today's New York Times, I said, "Now he's gone too far."

By saying that Joba Chamberlain needs to be in the starting rotation right now, and by reiterating that the Yankees were wrong not to sign Johan Santana ("The starting rotation is not what I would have chosen at the beginning of the year."), Hank Steinbrenner is giving up on Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy after only 20 games.

He also took another shot at Joe Torre by saying “The mistake was already made last year switching [Joba] to the bullpen out of panic or whatever." If he feels that way then it was a mistake to have even made the playoffs. The Yankees probably would not have gotten there had it not been for Joba Chamberlain.

All these explosive comments after only 20 games and a 10-10 record. One can only imagine how he'll react if the Yankees go on a substantial losing streak.

The Lady

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