Enough is enough. I am bitterly disappointed, as I am sure all Yankee fans are, by the lack of performance by our team. 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.
As Joe Torre said in George King's NY Post article (linked in the title) "He is right, what are you going to do?" The team's playing horribly, and Steinbrenner is paying a lot to watch them pay horribly.
George is paying Kevin Brown $16 or so Million this year. The pitcher, who I nicknamed "Crazy Eyez Killa" last year because he constantly seems on the verge of a mass murder spree when he's on the mound: "Garbage Time." Since mid-year last season, whenever he pitches, the game is going straight to your mopup relievers. He was hit early and often yesterday, giving up six runs in six innings, which is actually worse than it sounds since he gave up all six runs, including a Grand Slam, in the first two innings.
While I can't fault Big Stein for complaining, could we all agree to retire the term, "true Yankee" (along with the synonymous "real Yankee")? Calling someone a "true Yankee" used to mean that they were a class act, and/or that they liked playing for the Yankees and for the City of New York. Recent misappropriations by the Red Sox ("A-Rod's not a real Yankee") and the Boss seem to indicate the term has outlived its usefulness.
Simply losing does not mean that the players are not "true Yankees". One of the biggest "true Yankees" in history, Don Mattingly, never won a championship, or even a division title. If all the term stands for is victory, then it stands for nothing. So let's let it go.