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Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Posted on: February 22, 2011 4:29 pm
 
Monday, Hank Steinbrenner spouted off about revenue sharing and the embarrassment that was the Yankees' 2010 season. You know, the one where the Bronx Bombers won 95 games and advanced to the ALCS. Amidst the comments was a slam about the team getting too proud of itself and an insult about players being too busy "building mansions," which seemed to point directly at Captain Derek Jeter.

It goes without saying that Steinbrenner spent some of Tuesday clarifying the remarks . First and foremost, his shortstop. That mansion comment was merely a "euphemism" and "just a generalization."
"Sometimes, teams get a little complacent. They celebrate for too long. You see that a lot in sports nowadays. It certainly isn’t Derek. Derek has five rings. You don’t win five rings by being complacent. So it was definitely not Derek I was talking about."
He went on to "explain" his other statements, which serve only to further confuse anyone paying attention.

Steinbrenner earlier referred to the 2010 season as an embarrassment, but later noted that the Rays also failed to make the World Series -- and said sometimes in the AL East, the "best division in American sports," the teams wear each other out before the postseason. So, Hank, did the Yankees lack hunger and get complacent, or were they just a really good team that got worn out in a great division? It can't be both.

There's more lunacy in his extended commentary with the media, but the bottom line is it's become pretty impossible to take anything good ol' Hank says seriously. Just don't ignore him, lest you miss out on some entertaining banter.

-- Matt Snyder

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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:06 am
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

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Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Well GRIDIRON RAT....That's better than being a small one.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2011 7:47 am
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Steinbrenner seems to think that running the Yankees is like running McDonalds. Just get rid of Burger King and the Brinx truck will back up to my back door. How doesn't he realize that teams like the Yankees and Red Sox are TOTALLY dependent on teams like Seattle and Kansas City. Thats 50 to 60 relatively easy wins a year, beating up nocompetitive teams. They are basically your farm system. Get rid of small market teams and the Yankees are actually going to have to start making good decisions in the front office instead of just buying championships, and I don't think they want to go down that road




Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:37 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Hank is kind of like Chumlee on Pawn Stars.



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

"Junior" over there is trying to fill Daddy's shoes the best he can... Only I think Hal is doing the better job. This guy's just full of hot air polluting his dad's legacy. George, though definitely out spoken to the point of being beyond obnoxious, was a savvy owner who changed how the biz of baseball went down. Don't be disrespectful Hank, c'mon!!



Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Just a shell of his pop.  More of a dork than a dick.



Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

PLAIN AND SIMPLE...HANK IS A BIG DICK!




Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Hank "Fredo Corleone" Steinbrenner

Hal, please don't let your brother anywhere near reporters again.  Remember when he said that everyone at ESPN was a Red Sox fan?  Or when he said that a manager isn't all that important?
The guy is an idiot.  Just put an asterisk next to anything that Hank says & move on with your day.



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Hanks drinking again look out Yankee fans,little Bro Hal better straighten him out..



Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

lol at AES


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