New York Yankees: Hank Steinbrenner, Would You Please Stop Talking?
I would first like to clarify that I wrote this article on April 21, but was unable to publish it due to some technical difficulties. I know it's a little late, but here is my first article.
Hank Steinbrenner is the best thing that could have ever happened to Red Sox Nation.
Because of this man alone, most of my friends who have been Yankee fans for years have recently been questioning their loyalty to the New York franchise.
Almost every week Hank opens that hole in the block resting on top of his shoulders and again parades his ignorance of the game.
His most recent comments that suggested one would have to be an idiot to not put Joba Chamberlain in the starting rotation were just as laughable as one would expect.
If you follow baseball at all you probably know that Joba recently missed a week with the team due to the untimely death of his father. You also probably know that Joba has never started a Major League game in his life. Even when he has pitched this year, it's only been an inning or two.
Asking a pitcher who hasn't thrown more than 20 pitches in a game to start giving you five or six good innings a night is akin to asking someone who's been training to run a mile all year to start running five once a week.
It's not going to happen.
He's either going to completely blow out his shoulder or never even get past the 3rd inning. My guess is probably both.
Good old Hank was also proudly (speculative) disrespecting General Manager, Brian Cashman when he made these comments. An owner disrespecting his General Manager in public, especially when he is clearly wrong, proves that the Yankees are not headed in the right direction.
I am a Red Sox fan and I certainly don't like Brian Cashman, but unlike Hank, he is actually an established member of the Yankee organization who has earned his job.
If you are unaware, Hank woke up one morning and daddy said, "Here Hank, you take these Yankees. Everyone already knows you're a big douche bag, but you're my son and I think it's time you get started. Well, good luck."
Now Hank gets to spread his ignorance and disrespect for the game of baseball all over the country.
Go Red Sox!
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