Were you under the impression that Hank Steinbrenner wasn't calling the shots for the New York Yankees right now? Maybe you were thinking that Brian Cashman and Hank's brother Hal were the ones who made the decisions, and Hank was just the one who said stupid things in the media.
Well I've got some news for you. You're a know-nothing piece of crap and Hank Steinbrenner doesn't have the time to waste on your insignificant existence! He's in charge, damn it!
Sitting behind his desk at George M. Steinbrenner Field, Hank Steinbrenner yesterday spit on the notion he has taken a step back in running the Yankees
"There is one very important point here," Steinbrenner told The Post during an exclusive half-hour session. "The most important thing to remember is this: If you didn't get it from me or my brother [Hal], it doesn't mean [anything]. I don't care about some piss-ant employee. If you don't get it from me or Hal, it's meaningless. I have a lot of things [in Tampa] and Hal is in New York, which is good."
You hear that you little piss-ants!? Yeah, he's talking to you, Cashman. Hank is in charge round these parts, and he doesn't want to hear anyone say otherwise!
Also, in a delicious bit of irony, Hank goes on in his interview with the New York Post to say that he's going to shy away from the media this year. He says this after he holds an interview to reiterate that he's in charge, and then tells everybody what the team plans on doing this season and that he still feels the team should have gone after Johan Santana last winter.
Way to keep your mouth shut, Hank. That lasted a whole three, maybe even four seconds.