Friday, February 17, 2006

Steinbrenner speaks - hope the world doesn't listen

In Steinbrenner's worldview, a classic distraction
George Steinbrenner finished his salad and stuffed shells, rose from the lunch table and headed for his ever-ready golf cart.
Such an image!
...when someone asked about the inaugural World Baseball Classic, Steinbrenner hit the brakes and took the bait.

"Well, we don't like it too well, because if a player gets hurt, he's risking a lot," Steinbrenner said. "But it was Selig's idea and he wants to do it, so I suppose we're going to do it."

Steinbrenner said his players were welcome to withdraw, but he would not tell them to.
In pinstripe language, doesn't that mean, "if you DO play, I'll make your life hell for awhile?"

Other than Selig, is there anyone worse for the game than Steinbrenner?


ONeill said...

What about OBrien in that catagory?

Daedalus said...

nah, he's just baseball stupid, not evil. he wasted the best years of the core of the team by not getting any pitching (or not getting more pitching when the pitchers he got were failures.)