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Friday, May 16, 2008

Newsday: Hal Steinbrenner on Yanks: We’ll be fine

For everyone who thinks—be it with tremendous joy or fearful apprehension—that Hank is going to ruin the Yankees with impulsive decision making and crazy moves remember that this guy:

Hal Steinbrenner instead talked about the season being a “marathon” and the need to be patient over 162 games.

has exactly the same amount of power.

RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: May 16, 2008 at 06:11 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jimmy P Posted: May 16, 2008 at 08:39 PM (#2783507)
This guy likes to hear himself talk as much as Schilling.
   2. rfloh Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:14 PM (#2783557)
This is Hal, not Hank.
   3. aleskel Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:18 PM (#2783562)
c'mon people, we've been over this:

Hal = Michael
Hank = Sonny
Cashman = Tom Hagen
   4. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:42 PM (#2783576)
That sounds right.

Steve Swindal = Fredo?
How does Randy Levine fit in?
Joe Girardi = Clemenza?
Suzyn Waldman = Lucy Mancini?
Kei Igawa = Paulie?
   5. Law Boy Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:46 PM (#2783579)
I <3 Hal.
   6. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:50 PM (#2783584)
Torre = Luca Brazzi
   7. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:54 PM (#2783591)
Apropos of nothing, but is anyone else mystified by the recurring employment of Kevin Long as the Yankees' hitting coach? I'll admit I don't know much of anything about the guy, except from what I've seen of him in the dugout and once catching him announce the lineup for the Yankees before one of their games on Fox. I don't get the sense from this guy that he's this crazy serious student of hitting. I get the sense that he's the hanger-on who jokes around with the fellas and loiters in the clubhouse after the game to see if he can get anybody to go to the strip clubs with him, and I'm guessing whenever the players are asked if Long is helping Giambi jumps up with a strong defense.

I dunno. Maybe my image of him is colored by the fact that some just cartoonish slumps by excellent hitters have dragged on frequently and extensively under his watch.
   8. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: May 16, 2008 at 09:55 PM (#2783594)
So you're saying: Kevin Long = Fredo?
   9. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: May 16, 2008 at 10:00 PM (#2783603)
I realize it's the way of the post-Bill Simmons world, but it continues to creep me out that being compared to Michael Corleone is considered a compliment.

Did anyone actually watch those films?
   10. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: May 16, 2008 at 10:09 PM (#2783611)
People killed his brother.
Killed his wife.
Tried to kill his father.

He did what he had to do to protect his family. He tried to get out, but they kept pulling him back in.
   11. PS is probably something something Posted: May 16, 2008 at 10:11 PM (#2783613)
Come on, every comedy duo needs a straight guy. Hal is the Brain to Hank's Pinky.
   12. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: May 16, 2008 at 10:14 PM (#2783618)
People killed his brother.
Killed his wife.
Tried to kill his father.

He did what he had to do to protect his family. He tried to get out, but they kept pulling him back in.
I get the joke, but I thought the whole point was that this was his rationalization of all the terrible things he did, not the film's justification for the terrible things he did.
   13. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: May 16, 2008 at 10:23 PM (#2783630)
The whole point of the Godfather films was how a good man (and it's made clear throughout that Michael was a good man at one point) loses his soul and becomes empty and evil.

How this applies to Hal remains unclear so far. Perhaps he'll be the one to tell Cashman, "You're out, Tom."
   14. Charter Member of the Jesus Melendez Fanclub Posted: May 16, 2008 at 10:23 PM (#2783631)
Cashman's not a wartime GM. Anyway, if the brothers ever need advice, who better than old George?
   15. RobertMachemer Posted: May 16, 2008 at 11:00 PM (#2783665)
I realize it's the way of the post-Bill Simmons world, but it continues to creep me out that being compared to Michael Corleone is considered a compliment.
Relatively (no pun intended) speaking. If you're gonna be compared to one of 'em, better it be Michael than Sonny or Fredo (or so the thinking likely goes). There aren't a lot of nice people in the movie when you get down to it. In the absence of empathy and kind heartedness, 'smart and bad' has more appeal than 'dumb and bad,' at least to many.

I dunno. I suppose we could compare them to characters from Walt Disney's The Jungle Book instead.
   16. Harry Balsagne Posted: May 16, 2008 at 11:01 PM (#2783667)
Hank = Uday
Hal = Qusay
George = Saddam
Cashman = Tariq Aziz


This made me laugh in a way that I'm not entirely comfortable with.
   17. Harry Balsagne Posted: May 16, 2008 at 11:09 PM (#2783675)
I suppose we could compare them to characters from Walt Disney's The Jungle Book instead.

Hal=Bagheera
Hank=Kaa
George=Shere Kahn
Phil Hughes=Mowgli
Joba=Baloo
Billy Crystal=Louie

It's been a while...
   18. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: May 16, 2008 at 11:18 PM (#2783684)
Hank = Uday
Hal = Qusay
George = Saddam
Cashman = Tariq Aziz


George = Sauron
Hank = Saruman
Hal = The Witch King/Chief Nazgul
Torre = Gollum
   19. Hal Chase Headley Lamarr Hoyt Wilhelm (ACE1242) Posted: May 16, 2008 at 11:42 PM (#2783708)
Hal=Bagheera
Hank=Kaa
George=Shere Kahn
Phil Hughes=Mowgli
Joba=Baloo
Billy Crystal=Louie


Michael Kay = Nag
Suzyn Waldman = Nagaina
   20. Francoeur Sans Gages (AlouGoodbye) Posted: May 16, 2008 at 11:54 PM (#2783719)
Hank = Arthas
Hal = Illidan
George = Kil'jaeden
Torre = Kael'thas
Suzyn Waldman = Onyxia
Eric Duncan = a random kobold in Elwynn Forest

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