You ruined another season, George. With your big yap, your nothing can be good enough mentality, and above all, your motivation through intimidation bullshit techniques. Congratulations, really. Now, let me make something perfectly clear to you:
You are the owner of the Yankees. You are not THE YANKEES proper. You did not invent the history, design the pinstripes, mold the players past and/or present. You wrote the checks, and you collected the revenues, and from time to time you ensured that no player on the field (nor manager in the dugout) could forget that he means nothing without a World Series ring.
I said last year that if you canned Torre over the postseason, I would have serious trouble cheering for the Yankees. Well, it sure looks like you’re going to do just that this year, and I stand by my word. Letting Torre go is a huge mistake, and if you really think it will somehow help bring a Championship back to the Bronx then you know less about baseball than I thought.
So congratulations. You’ve once again asserted your boneheaded, iron-fisted will on the organization, and I really hope it works out the way I think it will–with half of the team bailing to organizations who have an actual chance of winning because they allow their players to remember that they’re the ones winning games. Maybe you can trot dollar bills out onto the field next year instead of men. That’s how everyone sees the Yankees anyhow. For me, if Torre goes, I go. I’ll watch the Yankees again when you’re dead. Let’s hope that happens sooner rather than later, because already an entire generation is growing up remembering the Yankees as the Evil Empire rather than for their rich history and many contributions to the game of baseball.