Monday, June 16, 2008

Fun with Hank

One of the more unexpected, yet pleasant surprises this year has been the emergence of Hank Steinbrenner as the new blowhard voice of the New York Yankees.

It's June the 16th, and we've already had about 2 years worth of innane quotes, a hilarious lack of understanding of the game of baseball, and the worse haircut I've seen since Gomer Pyle USMC ruled the airwaves.

Among other things, he's been quoted as asking Alex Rodriguez if he wanted to be remembered as a Yankee or a Toledo Mud Hen during contract negotiations and saying King George didn't get enough "respect" from Joe Torre. A baseball lifer not appreciating the fact his rich, over bearing, belligerent owner didn't respect his managing style? How dare Torre not listen to his suggestions, which I'm sure included batting Jeter in the 4 hole and letting him pitch the 8th inning.

Hank also got his knickers in a knot in Spring Training after a dust up with the Rays. Apparently, the delicate flowers known as the New York Yankees don't like to have to mix it up with inferior opponents. To quote Hank: "I don't want these teams in general to forget who subsidizes a lot of them, and it's the Yankees, the Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets...I would prefer if teams want to target the Yankees that they at least start giving some of that revenue sharing and luxury tax money back"

And yes. He's serious.

But in one instance, he went too far. Hank decided to chime in on Red Sox Nation, which is sort of like throwing a gas can on a small fire; if you don't watch out, it can turn into a roaring inferno.

Keep it up, Hank. The next 10 years are gonna make the George Steinbrenner/Billy Martin years seem like Nirvana for MFY fans worldwide.


Tree Newt said...

At least there is something to like about the Yankees: The comic relief.

Ted D said...

There IS that, Mattie.

What an ever loving dink he is.

Tex said...

you working for the man now? selling Red Sox Nation cards?

Ted D said...

Nah, Tex. Just trying to get the word on Hank out to the masses.

Or at least to the 10 people who read this mess of a blog. ;)

Tex said...

making his papa proud

Ted D said...

Making him proud is right on, Tex.

Those two wouldn't know classy if it hit them in the marbles.

What a pair of dinks.

Tex said...

so im googling dink to see exactly what it stands for. not sure what YOU mean it to be...but wiki has some interesting observations.

Ted D said...

Wiki needs to check with the RSD for it's posts.

Dink is part of the lexicon I'm sure. Red and Denton are using it, so I've got some basis for my argument.

I hope Dad of Tex had a great day yesterday.

Tex said...

he did. But we all went out to eat Sat night instead to Cracker Barrel, his fav place to eat....see I told you we're related! He watched nascar...of which i see no use in...but he loves it. no one could figure out what to give him so we all got together and decided he needed an new digital camera...but wanted him to pick it we gave him money and I left him on the computer shopping for the one he wanted. :) He's 83 and he shops on the internet

Ted D said...

Cracker Barrel rules! My Pop watches NASCAR also, which I don't get either. And there is nothing wrong with being 83 and shopping on the webs.

RedX said...

::Those two wouldn't know classy if it hit them in the marbles::

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black TD and TX

Ted D said...

Not sure who redx is, but thanks for stopping by and driving my hit count up!

Tex said...

redx makes no sense...but wwhoooodeeepdooooodah