September 12, 2008

Schadenfreude 62 (A Continuing Series)

The Yankees begin their final homestand at the current Yankee Stadium tonight against Tampa Bay.

They will play the Rays, White Sox, and Orioles. It's likely that the Yankees will be mathematically eliminated from both the AL East (Tampa's magic number is 7) and the wild card race (Boston's magic number is 9) during the 10-game stand.

Hank, on his plans for October:
We're going to have to look at what has been done wrong over the last five years, which I've had one year to try and figure out. Clearly, a lot of mistakes were made. ... I'm going to be reviewing the entire organization.
More blather:
Suffice to say, there's not going to be any more, on my part, of trying to keep everybody happy. ... Even besides injuries, certain players didn't perform. Certain things didn't get done. It was somewhat the result of things that had been done over the last five years, and now I plan on fixing them. I'm very disappointed in this team.

3 comments:

Pokerwolf said...

I, for one, can't wait for the Hank Steinbrenner Era to last for a long, long time.

There's reports that Hank wants to take power away from Cashman in his next contract. If Hank gets Cashman to leave, the Yankees are in REAL trouble.

L-girl said...

There's reports that Hank wants to take power away from Cashman in his next contract. If Hank gets Cashman to leave, the Yankees are in REAL trouble.

That was the one piece old George couldn't accomplish. He tried some different power-sharing arrangements, but Cashman hung on.

If Cashman leaves, the Schadenfreude crew will be out of control!

Zenslinger said...

It's nice to know already that we'll be able to look back on 2008 as a very good year, no matter how deep into the playoffs the Sox go.