Despite the fact that earlier this week there were rumors that the Yanks might make an announcement by the end of today about who they had chosen to succeed Sir Torre in the managerial throne, no such conclusion graced our ears/eyes/hearts. Howard J. Rubenstein, the official spokesman, said "there has been widespread speculation about who the next manager of The New York Yankees will be. The evaluation process is continuing and there will be no immediate decision or announcement", crushing our hopes that we might get some news before the weekend. Alas, the day is over and we probably won't be hearing anything till early next week at the earliest, but we can still speculate and pick quotes apart. Let's play that game while we wait!!Little Stein:
“What we’re looking for is a guy that’s maybe going to be one of the greatest managers, maybe, of all-time, over a period of 10, 20 years, who knows?” (In other words: "We are looking for a Torre clone, someone my dad won't hire and fire 5 times in as many years")Little Stein:
“As far as making the decision, it will be before the end [of the Series]. No question." (Well hurry the F up, Steinette, because the Sox could be done with the Rox in a matter of hours here)Little Stein:
"I think from the start the guy that I was leaning towards and the guy [Cashman] was leaning towards, it's the same guy. So his job wouldn't be on the line if I tend to agree with him." (In other words: "As long as the Cash Man is smart enough to agree with the 3 Steinmatiers, we're good to go")Big Stein:
"Do you really want me to tell you who? It's Leo Durocher. Really, I got nothing I can tell you." (Oh, Big Stein, you are a riot as always! I tend to forget your job title is really "comedian")
Big Stein: "The baseball people are going to obviously be relied on heavily, and I don't see any reason to not go with their decision. You have to respect the opinions of your experts." (Who are the "baseball people" he is referring to?! And where have they been for the first 30 years Stein has owned this team? He has baseball people he could have been relying on?!)Little Stein:
“I think the most important thing is whoever we hire, give him a chance because he’s not getting the ’96 Yankees,. He’s getting an even younger team or for the most part a team in transition. Give him a little while. " ("And by 'give him a little while', I of course mean 'he has 1 shot to make this team the greatest team that ever lived in the history of the universe or the 3 Steinmatiers will come down upon him like a plague from above'")
Labels: front office, haha...ha.