Via Newsday -
The Yankees meeting to decide Joe Torre’s fate took place at George Steinbrenner’s south Tampa mansion, but no decision is expected today.
Yankees spokesman Howard Rubenstein released the following statement:
“The meetings are adjourned for tonight. There have been no decisions made, nor will there be any comment today. The meetings will resume tomorrow.”
I’ve been doing what I do for a living now for the last 22 years. It’s not my passion. But, for the most part, I’ve been told that I do an above average job of it, and, it pays the bills (most of the time).
Still, man, do I want Howard Rubenstein’s job. Seriously, how hard can it be?
And, by the way, at what point did the baseball team that I grew up rooting for become this entity that releases statements on nothing happening via a hired P.R. spokesperson? It’s crazy.
The United Nations and the Pentagon should have a spokesperson. Pop stars should have spokespersons. Heck, I can even see a professional sports league having a spokesperson. But, a baseball team? It’s just strange.
I liked the old days better when the owner, G.M., and/or manager did the talking for the team – and you heard it from their mouth. That’s baseball. Or, at the least, that’s the way it used to be…