Via Bob Klapisch -
“Honestly, I’m not reading too much into this series. We’re too banged up for that,” is what Hank Steinbrenner said by telephone on Thursday.
Just how early is it? Not too early for Hank Steinbrenner to say before hanging up, “you always have concerns. That’s part of being a winning team, addressing any problems if there are any.”
Via Kat O’Brien -
“I think overall, the Yankees have dominated the AL East for a long time,” said Hank Steinbrenner, who was named co-chairperson of the Yankees on Thursday. “In the last 12 years, 13 years, we’ve got four (World Series titles), they’ve got two. As far as the last seven years … that’s what I aim to correct.”
Steinbrenner said: “Injuries are frustrating. I’d rather get them out of the way now and have them healthy later. Beckett’s the best pitcher in baseball, and he got hurt. You never know. Of course, everybody’s disappointed with the slow start, but it’s a long season.”
Steinbrenner said he enjoys the competition between the teams: “I always do. I think everybody does. I think the players do. I think the fans do. I think all of baseball does. Without the Yankees-Red Sox series, I don’t think baseball would be getting all the attention it does.”
What may be more interesting is the quotes to come from Hank after this series…