New York Yankees’ president and managing partner Hal Steinbrenner, like most fans, is extremely frustrated about the team’s current performance. They are 41-39 and currently out of the playoff picture, and are coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Los Angeles Angels.
“It’s aggravating, maddening,” Steinbrenner said Thursday, just a few hours after the Yankees blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning in spectacular fashion.
However, while frustrated, Steinbrenner won’t pull one of his father’s moves: he won’t blow it all up and fire everybody. In fact, he said he still supports general manager Brian Cashman, skipper Aaron Boone, and the whole coaching staff.
“Brian and I have been doing this a lot of years together. He’s very intelligent. We communicate very well. There’s not much that happens without him running it by me first. He knows that’s the way I want it. I thought he’s done a good job.”
He won’t blow up the Yankees
About the Yankees’ coaching staff, Steinbrenner had this to say, per NJ Advance Media: “Look, everybody on the coaching staff has dealt with these players in the past. We’ve had some great offenses and some great teams, so nobody’s working harder than the coaches. The most important thing to me always in given year is that the players respect the coaches, believe in the coaches, and that’s absolutely the case here.”
It’s the first time that Steinbrenner speaks with the media during the 2021 season.
The Yankees are 8 ½ games out of first place in the AL East and have dropped all six games against their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox, and are 5-8 versus the Tampa Bay Rays.
“Am I mad at what I see? Absolutely,” Steinbrenner said. “I’m aggravated, frustrated angry, but that’s not going to push me into a knee-jerk decision to get rid of somebody that the players respect, want to play for, want to win for.”
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