You know who I really want to hear from the day after the Yankees get eliminated from the playoffs? Randy Levine. I’m not kidding either. I’m already feeling like crap, so if Levine is going to make his presence known he might as well do it today when there’s no chance he’s going to ruin my day. And besides, there’s a decent chance he’ll say something really stupid that I can mock and maybe make myself feel better at the expense of the very wealthy boot-licker.
I’m not sure this qualifies though:
Abiding by George Steinbrenner’s credo of “championship or failure,” Yankees team president Randy Levine labeled the 2011 season as unsuccessful.
“We are the Yankees,” Levine told ESPNNewYork.com Friday as he and the franchise coped with being eliminated at home in Game 5 of the ALDS by the Detroit Tigers. “That is the way The Boss set it up. When you don’t win the World Series, it is a bitter disappointment and not a successful year.”
Ugh. I’m sorry, but I hate this “World Series or bust” crap. It’s nice as an aspiration, I suppose, but it’s so unrealistic as to be little more than a public facade. I certainly hope no one in the organization believes it because the last time that happened, George Steinbrenner pushed the Yankees into arguably the franchise’s lowest period since Babe Ruth came to town with his infamous impatience.
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