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Hank Steinbrenner - "Yankees too busy building mansions"

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"I think, maybe, they celebrated too much last year," Steinbrenner said Monday. "Some of the players, too busy building mansions and doing other things and not concentrating on winning. I have no problem saying that."

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Boy George puts Derek Jeter on notice.

Now that the deal is done, it appears to be open season on The Captain.

When Hank Steinbrenner on Monday afternoon remarked that the 2010 Yankees "lacked the hunger" that had (in his mind) propelled them to the world championship in 2009, and said the team had "celebrated too much," he could have been speaking in general terms about the pitfalls of success.

But when he dropped in a reference to "building mansions," there was nothing general about the reference. Because not 2 miles from the Yankees' spring training complex is a site upon which is now being constructed what will be the largest private residence in Tampa, a 30,000-square-foot, yes, mansion, the size of a Wal-Mart that will serve as the future home of Mr. Derek Sanderson Jeter.

There's little doubt that this season, the pressure on Jeter will be intense.

There will be pressure to prove his 2010 season was an aberration, not the beginning of an irreversible decline.

There will be pressure to prove that, in spite of winning his fifth Gold Glove last year, he still has enough range to justify keeping him at shortstop at an age when most of them have been converted to outfielders or designated hitters.

There will be pressure to prove that, with his slowing bat and legs, he is not a drag at the top of their batting order taking up a spot that really should be occupied by Brett Gardner.

Most of all, there will be pressure to justify his paycheck, $17 million this year plus incentives, keeping him the highest-paid middle infielder in the game.

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Seems like Hank has all the temper of a younger King George did, and that's a good thing. When George was whining and complaining about his teams and players the Yanks generally sucked. :)

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Should be fun times in NYC! They should slug their way to wins against the back end of AL rotations. But man their rotation is a mess. I'd be curious to see how this next Steinbrenner generation would react to a sub-par, sub .500 first half of the season. Will they panic and send away all of their prospects for a young TOR arm? Should be really interesting to say the least.

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Please, this isn't even the good quote from Hank Steinbrenner. The part where he whines about having to pay too much luxury tax is the good part:

"Steinbrenner also said baseball's revenue sharing and luxury tax programs need changes, and that Commissioner Bud Selig is open to the idea.

Steinbrenner said he doesn't know what the final figure is, but expects the Yankees' 2010 payments for the two to total about $130 million.

"We've got to do a little something about that, and I know Bud wants to correct it in some way," Steinbrenner said. "Obviously, we're very much allies with the Red Sox and the Mets, the Dodgers, the Cubs, whoever in that area."

"At some point, if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets, or don't leave teams in minor markets if they're truly minor," Steinbrenner said. "Socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer."

A man who is living in a world where he makes billions because he is exempt from laws protecting consumers from the excesses created by corportate trusts is complaining about a regulation meant to make the game more fun for the consumer by creating a semblence of balance and which only effects him because he can't in any way control his own spending, and he calls such a rule "socialism" and "communism."

Apparently rules for protecting the consumer are never the answer, but rules creating exemptions to make sure that the ultra rich get even richer and are treated unfairly well ARE the answer.

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Please, this isn't even the good quote from Hank Steinbrenner. The part where he whines about having to pay too much luxury tax is the good part:

"Steinbrenner also said baseball's revenue sharing and luxury tax programs need changes, and that Commissioner Bud Selig is open to the idea.

Steinbrenner said he doesn't know what the final figure is, but expects the Yankees' 2010 payments for the two to total about $130 million.

"We've got to do a little something about that, and I know Bud wants to correct it in some way," Steinbrenner said. "Obviously, we're very much allies with the Red Sox and the Mets, the Dodgers, the Cubs, whoever in that area."

"At some point, if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets, or don't leave teams in minor markets if they're truly minor," Steinbrenner said. "Socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer."

A man who is living in a world where he makes billions because he is exempt from laws protecting consumers from the excesses created by corportate trusts is complaining about a regulation meant to make the game more fun for the consumer by creating a semblence of balance and which only effects him because he can't in any way control his own spending, and he calls such a rule "socialism" and "communism."

Apparently rules for protecting the consumer are never the answer, but rules creating exemptions to make sure that the ultra rich get even richer and are treated unfairly well ARE the answer.

Yeah, he is an absolute idiot. Sports leagues are inherently socialistic because each team needs other teams to play against in order to survive.

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Somehow, when George said things like this, you could kind of accept it, because the guy did a tremendous job of building the businesses he owned. What the heck has Hank Steinbrenner ever done?

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Somehow, when George said things like this, you could kind of accept it, because the guy did a tremendous job of building the businesses he owned. What the heck has Hank Steinbrenner ever done?

Come from George's you know where?

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Please, this isn't even the good quote from Hank Steinbrenner. The part where he whines about having to pay too much luxury tax is the good part:

"Steinbrenner also said baseball's revenue sharing and luxury tax programs need changes, and that Commissioner Bud Selig is open to the idea.

Steinbrenner said he doesn't know what the final figure is, but expects the Yankees' 2010 payments for the two to total about $130 million.

"We've got to do a little something about that, and I know Bud wants to correct it in some way," Steinbrenner said. "Obviously, we're very much allies with the Red Sox and the Mets, the Dodgers, the Cubs, whoever in that area."

"At some point, if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets, or don't leave teams in minor markets if they're truly minor," Steinbrenner said. "Socialism, communism, whatever you want to call it, is never the answer."

A man who is living in a world where he makes billions because he is exempt from laws protecting consumers from the excesses created by corportate trusts is complaining about a regulation meant to make the game more fun for the consumer by creating a semblence of balance and which only effects him because he can't in any way control his own spending, and he calls such a rule "socialism" and "communism."

Apparently rules for protecting the consumer are never the answer, but rules creating exemptions to make sure that the ultra rich get even richer and are treated unfairly well ARE the answer.

I guess that means he wouldn't mind it if the Rays moved into NY as the third team.

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"At some point, if you don't want to worry about teams in minor markets, don't put teams in minor markets, or don't leave teams in minor markets if they're truly minor," Steinbrenner said.

This statement is incredible coming from someone from the Yankees. The Yankees are the most protected team in all of baseball. The best market in the US for a team to move to would be in the NY area. Put a team in the Meadowlands, in NJ just across the Hudson from NYC. But no, that is not allowed, their market is protected. The NY area could easily support another team, probably 2. The Yankees should be paying the rest of baseball hundreds of millions a year for the right to their protected market.

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