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Yankees owner takes his shots at A-Rod

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07:10 AM ET 06.04 | A day after Brian Cashman admitted Alex Rodriguez probably wasn't going to live up to his deal, the third basemen endured more criticism from Hal Steinbrenner. "There have no doubt been times when we've been disappointed in him and we've conveyed that to him," the owner said [Monday]. "He understands that. Everybody's human. Everybody makes mistakes." ... With four years and $86 million remaining on his contract after this season, Steinbrenner knows the Yankees can't afford for Rodriguez to be a completely sunk cost. "He knows what we expect from him," Steinbrenner said. "He knows what his teammates expect from him. We just hope he comes back strong. We need all the help we can get."

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June 4, 2013  07:22 AM ET

Just wondering, who gave him that ridiculous contract?

Hal Steinbrenner is disappointed in A-Rod. Yankee fans are disappointed in Hal Steinbrenner.

June 4, 2013  07:24 AM ET

Both Hal and Cashman have been saying things that are obviously ...well obvious... about the pinhead ARod. I'm not sure to what purpose but if they want to publically embarass the fool (although at this point I think public embrassment has no effect on the fool) then be my guest.

June 4, 2013  07:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just wondering, who gave him that ridiculous contract?Hal Steinbrenner is disappointed in A-Rod. Yankee fans are disappointed in Hal Steinbrenner.

Some say Hank (and I'm one) was the driving force behind the contract and some say Hal and yet others say the contract may have been the brainstrom of Hank but doesn't get done unless Hal is a willing co-conspirator. The one thing I do believe is that it was not Cashman because I seem to remember he told Arod and Boras that if they opted out of the exisitng contract then they should start contacting other tems because the Yankees would not be interested in further negotiations.
Regardless of who was responsible, the bottom line is that the greedy Yankee management eyes lit up when they thought he would be a gold mine in publicity and other various marketing opportunities not the least of which would be a spike in attendance at the new stadium which would further drive ticket and souvenir prices and the sale of memorabilia as he hit certain career HR milestones on his way to being the next all time HR King.

June 4, 2013  07:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Both Hal and Cashman have been saying things that are obviously ...well obvious... about the pinhead ARod. I'm not sure to what purpose but if they want to publically embarass the fool (although at this point I think public embrassment has no effect on the fool) then be my guest.

Maybe they're hoping that they can drive ARod to do something terrible to himself and get out from under that deal?

June 4, 2013  07:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just wondering, who gave him that ridiculous contract?Hal Steinbrenner is disappointed in A-Rod. Yankee fans are disappointed in Hal Steinbrenner.

Overall I like the waya Hal goes about the Yankees' business. However, during last nights game there was an annoucement that the Yanks and the Big Ten had signed an agreement (I think for 8 years) for Big Ten participation in the Yankees' Pisntripe Bowl football game. They showed video of the cereominal annmouncement and everyone was all smiles exceptf for Hal. He was very tight-lipped and he looked totally out of place and even a tad tense. He seems too not really enjoy being in the spotlight as much as dad did.

June 4, 2013  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Maybe they're hoping that they can drive ARod to do something terrible to himself and get out from under that deal?

Like what? Short of him being convicted of some type of fraud (yeah, I know he is Afraud) or heinous crime that would invoke jail time the contract is what it is and they owe him.

June 4, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Remove the reporter's remarks and you have interviews where people are trying to give honest and polite answers to difficult questions.

June 4, 2013  08:11 AM ET

......take him off active roster.....put him in a golf cart....have him ride around before home games posing and signing...open some local pepe boys or somethin....anything but puttin him back on the field....

June 4, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Like what? Short of him being convicted of some type of fraud (yeah, I know he is Afraud) or heinous crime that would invoke jail time the contract is what it is and they owe him.

Something REALLY terrible, like Cobain (if you believe he did that to himself).

June 4, 2013  08:12 AM ET
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......take him off active roster.....put him in a golf cart....have him ride around before home games posing and signing...open some local pepe boys or somethin....anything but puttin him back on the field....

Maybe he could fetch coffee and donuts for the Steinbrothers...that would probably drive him to retire after a few hours.

June 4, 2013  08:15 AM ET
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Something REALLY terrible, like Cobain (if you believe he did that to himself).

well, someone could talk to Cyder and see if he still has the numbers of those swarthy looking gentlemen from Bensonhurst. They could, ya know, talk to him like a Dutch uncle.

June 4, 2013  08:16 AM ET
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Maybe he could fetch coffee and donuts for the Steinbrothers...that would probably drive him to retire after a few hours.

He would be like a real live character from the Jerry Seinfield show, ya mean?

June 4, 2013  08:18 AM ET
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......take him off active roster.....put him in a golf cart....have him ride around before home games posing and signing...open some local pepe boys or somethin....anything but puttin him back on the field....

so, essentially ya want him to be a $24 mil a year (or whatever he makes a year now) conversation piece that no one wants to talk about?

June 4, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Overall I like the waya Hal goes about the Yankees' business. However, during last nights game there was an annoucement that the Yanks and the Big Ten had signed an agreement (I think for 8 years) for Big Ten participation in the Yankees' Pisntripe Bowl football game. They showed video of the cereominal annmouncement and everyone was all smiles exceptf for Hal. He was very tight-lipped and he looked totally out of place and even a tad tense. He seems too not really enjoy being in the spotlight as much as dad did.

Did he twitch and blink like John Henry always does at public appearances?

June 4, 2013  08:32 AM ET

hmmmmmm ... shots at ARod's ... isn't that what started the trouble? maybe he should go to a clinic ... :o

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June 4, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

hmmmmmm ... shots at ARod's ... isn't that what started the trouble? maybe he should go to a clinic ... :o

or back to the Rangers would be nice. Maybe Hal would pay your team to take him the way Hicks originally paid George to take him off his hands.

June 4, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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no, he was just grim faced and looked tense. like, "Damn, I would really like to be anywhere else having a drink or two than being here announcing this dumb **** even though it probably makes my family another couple $100 mil."

Maybe Rocco and Big Petey were supposed to "have a talk" with ARod that night and he was hoping he had covered his tracks well and established plausible deniability.

June 4, 2013  08:49 AM ET

When you set the price, you gotta pay it.

 
June 4, 2013  08:52 AM ET

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