Friday, March 14, 2008

Steinbrenner is an Ass

Hardass Hank takes over for his Dad running the Yanks. Apparently there is a new regime in town who does not tolerate anything but success. In a story reproted by the Associated Press earlier today, the Yankees released one of their most anticipated off-season signings after a slow Spring Training appearance. According to the AP:

"TAMPA, Fla. - Billy Crystal’s “mahvelous” time with the New York Yankees is over.

The team released the actor on his 60th birthday, one day after he struck out in his only at-bat against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The announcement came at the bottom of the second page in Friday’s game notes. Under transactions, it said “March 14 Released INF Billy Crystal.”

Apparently the Soul-less Steinbrenner not only doesn't give the young infiedler a second chance, but then goes out and cuts him on his Birthday. There's a new boss in town in New York and success is the only thing acceptable. One wonders how far this practice of cutting players after strikeouts will lead the Yankees in the 2008 season.