Steinbrenner blows

DMZ · April 17, 2005 at 5:44 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Oooooh, how I revel in their troubles (CNNSI, many other places).

It is unbelievable to me that the highest-paid team in baseball would start the season in such a deep funk. They are not playing like true Yankees. They have the talent to win and they are not winning. I expect Joe Torre, his complete coaching staff and the team to turn this around.

I love that Steinbrenner thinks that in situations like this he should issue statements.

As Mariner fans, we can only hope that Steinbrenner goes insane and decides to blow up his team, eating salary as he punts players to other teams. That slacker Posada? I’ll take him. That too-educated Mussina guy? Sure would look good in this unstable rotation (though I’m concerned… ah, that’s is another thing).


58 Responses to “Steinbrenner blows”

  1. Shoeless Jose on April 18th, 2005 2:53 pm

    Re: Toronto’s pitchers — that’s got to be the funniest box scores I’ve ever seen.

    So, forget Womack, Brown, etc: if NY continues on this path, what’s the over/under for Torre’s job? Not that he’d be unemployed for long….

  2. Saul on April 18th, 2005 2:54 pm

    # 50:

    I noticed that, too. Either the .535 and .522 are mixed up, or its what you said. The numbers are copied and pasted directly from Yahoo though.

  3. Kirk on April 18th, 2005 3:29 pm


    OBP can be lower than BA due to the inclusion of Sacrifice Flies in the divided-by line for OBP. Given the small sample size, Ichiro obviously has a few more Sac Flies than he does walks (1) in bases-loaded situations, which is why his BA is higher than his OBP.

  4. Saul on April 18th, 2005 4:07 pm

    Ah, didn’t know that, it makes sense with only 43 AB. Thanks.

  5. IgnatiusReilly on April 18th, 2005 5:04 pm

    So, how big of a woody does Steinbrenner get when his “highest paid team in baseball” beats up the lowest paid team in baseball by scoring 13 runs in an inning?

  6. Jeremy on April 18th, 2005 5:06 pm

    Top 3rd at Yankee Stadium

    Yankees 13, Devil Rays 0

    Nothing like Lou’s Crew to help cure the ills a little bit.

  7. Tim in Japan on April 18th, 2005 5:28 pm

    I guess that pep talk did the trick.

  8. tvwxman on April 19th, 2005 2:39 am

    Still, 8 earned by Jaret Wright can’t be good.