Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's NOT all about the Yanks, Hank

"My only message is simple: The National League needs to join the 21st century," Steinbrenner said. "They need to grow up and join the 21st century. I've got my pitchers running the bases, and one of them gets hurt. He's going to be out. I don't like that, and it's about time they address it. That was a rule from the 1800s."

Oh lord. How do Yanks fans like me even begin to defend this? We can't. We have to suck it up as if WE PERSONALLY uttered this nonsense. Hank's an embarrassment. From the 1800's? HUH? Try 1972, numbnuts.

Talking like HIS TEAM (the Yanks) is the only one to have their pitchers running, or somehow HIS players are worth more than anyone else's makes him look like an even bigger, pompous jackass than he probably already is.

To anyone daring to read this: We all do not feel this way. We KNOW stuff happens. We hate that Wang got hurt. It sickens me. But we know it's part of the game.

But just know that nearly all the Yanks fans I know look at Hank as a pathetic caricature of his father and don't take his proclamations and utterances seriously. The dialogue of a mad man.

Hank, just shut up. Please. And grow up, please.

I'm officially angry.

For giggles' sake:

Monday, March 3, 2008

Hankism of the day, 3/3/08

Hartford Courant: (A rebuttal, this time)
"I'm a big Hank fan," owner John Henry wrote in an e-mail to The Courant. "Just to ensure he knows how cool Red Sox Nation is, today we officially inducted him as a member of Red Sox Nation and we are sending him his membership card giving him access to an array of options, including our newsletter, bumper stickers, pins, Green Monster seats and a hat personally autographed by David Ortiz."

A quick review

Before we run with a Daily Log of Hankisms, here's just a few that deserve mention and review:

3/2/08, NY Times Play Magazine
“Red Sox Nation?” Hank says. “What a bunch of [expletive] that is. That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans. Go anywhere in America and you won’t see Red Sox hats and jackets, you’ll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We’re going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order.”

1/27/08, NY Post

"I will be patient with the young pitchers and players. There's no question about that because I know how these players develop," he said. "But as far as missing the playoffs - if we miss the playoffs by the end of this year, I don't know how patient I'll be. But it won't be against the players. It won't be a matter of that. It will be a matter of maybe certain people in the organization could have done something else."
1/27/08, NY Daily News
"Don't make any mistake about it," the Yanks' senior VP told an Associated Press reporter in Tampa, "our teams in the late '90s beat everybody, and we beat everybody because we were that much better than everybody. And they had just as many players doing stuff - all the teams. I guarantee you, go through every team in baseball and they all have the same basic percentage of players doing stuff. They just weren't as good as us."You think the Red Sox didn't have players doing stuff back then? Give me a break. They just weren't as good as us, and neither was anybody else."

10/29/07, NY Daily News

"It's clear he didn't want to be a Yankee," Hank Steinbrenner told the Daily News last night. "He doesn't understand the privilege of being a Yankee on a team where the owners are willing to pay $200 million to put a winning product on the field. "I don't want anybody on my team that doesn't want to be a Yankee."

10/22/07, ESPN

"Where was Joe's career in '95 when my dad hired him?" Hank Steinbrenner told The New York Post. "My dad was crucified for hiring him.

"Let's not forget what my dad did in giving him that opportunity -- and the great team he was handed," Steinbrenner told the paper.


Relevant recent articles on Mt. Blowhard:
Hank Brings Back Bluster
Steinbrenner ‘inducted’ into Red Sox Nation

My postings on the subject, from my main site:
A view inside the gilded gates
Memo to Hank
For the love of all things holy: SHUT UP!
In Cashman We Trust
Hank praises Mets; shoots death glare at Cashman
Grand Theft Mets


I've created this site just to celebrate all of the crazy, nutty, off-the-wall, flat-out stupid, inane, insutling, inflamatory, lunkheaded, ignorant, hypocritical, embarrassing, shameful, shallow, homer-iffic comments that spew from the gullet of Hank Steinbrenner.

I'll update this as often as Hank opens his yap to any report who asks. Thanks for coming.