Hal ‘shocked’ by the rising sun


Hal Steinbrenner told Yankee reports that he was “shocked” by the Mets’ firing of Willie Randolph. Call it inept; call it embarrassing; one thing it ain’t is shocking. Meanwhile, Hal says that, once the firing blows over, the Yanks will figure out how to honor Willie this year. “Willie’s been a Yankee for a lot of years and he’s a great man,” the younger Steinbrenner said. “We need to let all the dust settle and see what happens here and go from there.”


  1. mustang says:

    ” call it embarrassing” is Hal kidding was he blind growing up or what. His father was ten times worst.

    One name Hal “Billy Martin”.

  2. Mike A. says:

    Shocked, huh? Apparently all Hank does is talk to media, not listen to it.

  3. r.w.g. says:

    How about we see if Willie wants to finish the year as our 3B coach? He probably wants to just relax the rest of the year, but I would much rather have Randolph than Bobby Meachum.

  4. mustang says:

    Wow… I’m just in shock by Hal statement I mean his father invented the book ” Fuck ways to fire a manager”. He really needs to pass on this.

  5. Andy in Sunny Daytona Beach says:

    I like Hal. The voice of reason. I wonder if his Mom is like that.

  6. Ed says:

    I’m assuming he’s shocked by HOW it happened, not that it did happen.

    Obviously they knew before the game that they were going to fire him. Winning 2 straight doesn’t make you decide to fire him.

    Now, if you knew you were going to fire him, why fly him out to LA to do it? Why not do it before he leaves NY ? And why do it in the middle of the night?

  7. Hand of Abbot says:

    Does Willie have a relationship w/ Cano?

  8. Baseballnation says:

    What his father did in the past is the past and one thing we’ve seen by far from him is that on the demeanor front, him and his father are polar opposites. He’s shocked about the tasteless manner that Randolph was relieved of his job because it is in fact tasteless how he was fired. I’m not about to get into the whole fiasco but is it willie’s fault Delgado declined rapidly? His fault Pedro’s always hurt? His fault Beltran’s an underachiever, or Alou can’t stay on the field? Did he trade Royce Ring and Bell for nothing? Did he do away with Bannister who’s at least servicable for Burgos? His fault the bullpen is comprised of lame ducks?

    And for Peterson– I always sore him as an overrated pitching coach, but under his watch guys like Maine and Perez have Flourished…

  9. Jamal G. says:

    Now this is why Inter-league play is bad.


    Chien-Ming Wang could have hurt his foot doing anything related to running but that torque that is generated by a swing and a miss is not something a pitcher is ever going to replicate on the mound.

    Isn’t it ironic as all fuck how Hank Seinbrenner twice looks like a prophet? First he says Mike Mussina needs to pitch like Jamie Moyer and people called him an idiot. So what happens next? Mike Mussina starts changing speeds on basically every pitch and takes off a little bit of this and a little bit of that velocity wise a la Jamie Moyer. Hank Steinbrenner then says that Inter-league plays is dangerous for AL pitchers and the NL needs to adopt the DH rule to protect pitchers. So what happens next? Bartolo Colon is placed on the DL due to a back injury generated by a swing and miss.

    • Newman says:

      Bartolo Colon is fat and out of shape. Maybe that’s what’s to blame for him throwing out his back, not interleague

  10. A-Point says:

    I think Woolie’s (as Omar calls him) firing was shocking only in the timing and the manner in which it was handled. Hal could have been refering to that rather than him being fired at all.

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