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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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Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:42 pm

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

  Yes, it was the lack of good starting pitching that sunk the Yanks.
I don't know about ole Hank.... he's talking like he has credibility as an owner and baseball man... truth is he has neither. He ought to learn a little manners when taking about baseball, it's players, and the Yankee players.
   Hank, you have been given everything you have - you never earned it. You ain't an expert. You have to build credibility to make the sort of statements you have been making.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:33 pm

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments


Here's a CLUE:


Derek Jeter will have something that the Steinbrenners can never have: RESPECT.

You can't inherit or buy respect, it can only be gained by EARNING it, a foreign concept to the Steinbrenner's.

Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:38 pm

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

Just a perfect example of the Yankee mentality and how they have theirt sense of entitlement (We shouldn't have to pay small market teams just because they don't have enough money, if they can't play with the big boys, get rid of them).  Really Hank?  Let's do that and MLB will be left with about 6 teams.

GM Ken Williams is right on the money in response to the Pujols $30mil/yr issue ---  "For the game's health as a whole, when we're talking about $30 million players, I think it's asinine," Williams said. "We have gotten to the point of no return.  Something has to happen. And if it means the game being shut down for the sake of bringing sanity to it, to franchises that aren't going to stop the insanity (see NYY, BOS, etc), I'm all for it."   "Yo
u're not going to get any disagreement from me or argument from me if the game is shut down for a while (CBA expiring after 2011) until something is put in place where there is some sort of [salary] cap on the board."

So, Hank. how much longer can you operate basically as a pseudo-monopoly to the determent of the league as a whole?  If all the small market teams go away, you don't have a league anymore.  Don't you get that?

Fast Forward --- "Good evening and welcome to Game 1 of the 2019 World Series between the NY Yankees and the NY Yankees."

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:16 pm

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

How many shots is this loudmouth going to take at Jeter? Let's compare resumes for the two.
1. Five rings
2. Yakees all-time hits leader
3. About to reach 3,000 hits (first Yank to do so)
4. 5 Gold Gloves (I know, they were basically all frauds, but still)
5. Yankees captain

1. related to George
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If you want to call out Jeter, at least have the balls to wear it afterwards, just like you wear those XXXXL polos.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:09 pm

Hank Steinbrenner attempts to clarify comments

i guess hank doesn't know what "euphemism" or "generalization" mean.  i guess he was being ironical.  i mean, hell...when you think of someone being successful in a competitive sport, isnt the first thing that comes to mind building a multimillion dollar home?  i dont make 20 mil a year or anything, but when i win a pickup basketball game the first thing i do is get my car washed. 

on the bright side, hank does seem to have the definition of complacent down though...kudos. 

does hank have a think for minka kelly or something?  whats with this organizations routine bashing of jeter all of a sudden?

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:59 pm

Yankees lost in ALCS

maybe they lost because the Rangers beat them.

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