Friday, April 25, 2008

The Apple Doesn't Fall...

Now that, apparently, Hank Steinbrenner is not going to go away, I suppose I'll have to acknowledge his presence in baseball.

He talks out of his ass. (Aside- I hate to have to give a pump to the worldwide leader, but the operative quote rips them. Of course at the worldwide leader, it's always all about them.)

Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of bullshit that is...That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans...Go anywhere in America and you won't see Red Sox hats and jackets, you'll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We're going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order.

Without addressing the validity of his statement (OK, I chuckle at "...restore the universe to order."), it's scary how much this mongoloid sounds like his old man. It's like I'm watching the same show.

He seems to have all of the leadership qualities of his father. He understands that you have to man up and get it done because there are results and there are excuses...and excuses are unacceptable. Hey, I'm all for that. While it seems obvious, the point is lost on far too many.

However, he seems as if someone has mussed up his hair...why show everyone that? Why, when you have 26 rings, let the enemy know that it burns your ass that they've won two? Leaders don't roll like that. New Yorkers don't roll like like that. We see these beaneaters that have infested this town. We see them in at the ballparks. We know Red Sox Nation is bullshit. We don't need to tell them so because there's no need to engage them...don't piss on one if you see one on fire.


Disclosure: The Mets are my favorite team, but I don't hate the Yankees. Generally, I don't cheer against them because I don't cheer against New York (I've spent enough time away from the Apple to have seen that people can't stand us). I take no pleasure in their success or failure. I do, however, detest their fans- who are, by and large, mongoloids, glory hunters, or both- and I don't hesitate to needle the mongoloids.

Back to Hank...

Hank doesn't get it. Of course he wouldn't. It's part of the larger issue, which is that he has absolutely no credibility. Does being the Boss' son qualify him? The only qualification George has is that he scored one of the greatest deals in sports history. It certainly isn't that he knows how to run a baseball operation. During his reign, the Yankees have won only when there were people in place with the balls to stand up to him.

Hank doesn't even have that. He's the owner's punk son, all grown up and only now (at 51) emerging from his father's shadow because of the latter's waning ability to cast one. Having learned nothing from his father's bungling and otherwise shitty managing, it's now his turn to play the heavy.

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