Feb
21

Meet the new Boss, not nearly the same as the old Boss

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In what has become something of a Yankee Spring Training rite of passage these days, Hall Steinbrenner met with manager Joe Girardi yesterday, and the meeting was a very quite and cordial one. As Bryan Hoch reports, Hal didn’t stop to say much to the media and simply stopped by to talk to his manager. Then, he left. “When Hal comes down, the conversations are very meaningful. They’re right to the point and we talk a lot of baseball. It’s great,” Girardi said. “I feel like we’re always on the same page. He’s very open. The conversations are usually very constructive.”

The media still picks up these stories because, even though George has been out of the picture for a while now, it’s such a radical change from the way the Yanks operated from the early 1970s through the mid-2000s. Hal lets his baseball people run baseball ops and his business people run the business side of the franchise. He doesn’t overstep his bounds, and his employees don’t manage or play with the threat of the Boss looming over them. It is no coincidence that the team has improved as George has ceded power. The Yankee U, meanwhile, today pondered whether or not the Steinbrenner family would sell the team after George passes and if it would matter — interesting questions, indeed.

Categories : Asides, Front Office

24 Comments»

  1. The Yankee U, meanwhile, today pondered whether or not the Steinbrenner family would sell the team after George passes and if it would matter — interesting questions, indeed.

    If they did sell the team, and they sold it to James Dolan, I would become a Marlins fan.

  2. Hangoverologist says:

    If the lil Stein’s sell the team after George passes, I fear for the future of the organization as this next owner might be stingy like Jefferey Loria and screw us over. On the other hand, I’m confident that Hal will enjoy running the team and the team runs into the next generation of Steinbrenner.

  3. jramey says:

    or worse…we could turn into..the METS

  4. T-Dubs says:

    I think anyone who would buy the team would understand that fortune comes from success.

    Although A-Rod and Jeter are going to buy the franchise in 20 years.

  5. Lanny says:

    The media especially the newer media members are still upset they dont get to cover the bronx zoo style yankees.

  6. Mike Axisa says:

    I can’t see anyone forking over ten figures to by the Yankees anytime soon. Hicks sold the Rangers for $550-600M, how much would the Yanks go for?

  7. I came so damn close to running an article with almost the same exact headline.

  8. Brian says:

    I think the only ones who could afford to purchase the yankees would be some shadowy oil sheik from the middle east or a natural gas magnate/crime syndicate overlord from russia

  9. DCBX says:

    Mo save us from Bloomy buying the Yanks. He’d be trying to outlaw beer & dogs from the Stadium.

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