LADY AT THE BAT: Hank Holds Forth (Again)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hank Holds Forth (Again)

From The New York Post: Hank Steinbrenner had some choice words for his team (again) yesterday. "The bottom line is that the team is not playing the way it is capable of playing," Steinbrenner said. "These players are being paid a lot of money and they had better decide for themselves to earn that money."

A few paragraphs later he said: "I'm not saying they are not giving the effort, but they need to be playing harder."

Okay, so they're not earning their money but they're giving the effort. Sounds a little like double-talk to me.

Last I heard, we were talking about baseball here, a 162 game season during which there are peaks and valleys; where, if you hit .300 you're considered perfect; and where, "giving the effort" doesn't necessarily guarantee results. It's also a game in which good pitching stops good hitting, and the Yankees have run into some really good pitching lately, a lot of it left-handed pitching. Good left-handed pitching thrown at a lefty-laden lineup. Meanwhile, MLB is looking at the fewest runs scored this year since this time in 1993.

That's right, Hank, you tell 'em. Yeah, right.

The Lady

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