The Yanks have been having serious issues scoring runs and winning games lately, no question about it. They've lost 5 of their last 8 games, and after their win tonight they are still a game under .500. With A-Rod and Posada out of the lineup - and their replacements playing about as well as my nephew's t-ball team (save for the running bases in the opposite direction) - it's no surprise that they're having trouble, and the shaky back end of the rotation (I'm looking at you, I-Ken and Hughsie [and YOU, Kei Igawa. RIGHT AT YOU]) hasn't been helping the team's cause either. Neither Girardi nor the boys themselves seem too concerned about the current situation... but guess who is?
If you guessed Howlin' Hank Steinbrother, you are correct!! He seems to have taken a class in diplomacy from Ozzie Guillen, or, as I have oft speculated, was simply born without that all-too-important "oh, perhaps I shouldn't say that" filter in his brain. Here's his latest:
We’ve got to forget about all the injuries and start playing our butts off. The bottom line is that the team is not playing the way it is capable of playing. These players are being paid a lot of money and they had better decide for themselves to earn that money. This is going to get turned around. If it’s not turned around this year, then it will be turned around next year, by force if we have to.”
What does he plan on doing to "force" a turnaround? Is he going to start busting heads? I hope no one gave him a shilelagh for Christmas.
...Although that'd be kind of fun to watch. Please direct him towards Pavano first.
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