Steinbrenner has really plump vein in forehead

From the Strikethree.com Newsroom

Upset at the Yankees’ early stumble, owner George Steinbrenner saw fit to make a statement to fans, staff and players on Sunday.

“Enough is enough. I am bitterly disappointed, as I’m sure all Yankee fans are, by the lack of performance by our team,” Steinbrenner said. “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.”

The team, currently 4-8 and in last place in the AL East after two weeks of play, mostly understood the frustration. “If I try to defend what we’ve been doing, you’d have to check my sanity,” Joe Torre told reporters. Others, apparently misunderstanding Steinbrenner’s use of “deep funk,” began dancing.

Published April 18, 2005

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