New York Yankeesâ€™ president and managing partner Hal Steinbrenner, like most fans, is extremely frustrated about the teamâ€™s current performance. They are 41-39 and currently out of the playoff picture, and are coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Los Angeles Angels.
â€œItâ€™s aggravating, maddening,â€ Steinbrenner said Thursday, just a few hours after the Yankees blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning in spectacular fashion.
However, while frustrated, Steinbrenner wonâ€™t pull one of his fatherâ€™s moves: he wonâ€™t blow it all up and fire everybody. In fact, he said he still supports general manager Brian Cashman, skipper Aaron Boone, and the whole coaching staff.
â€œBrian and I have been doing this a lot of years together. Heâ€™s very intelligent. We communicate very well. Thereâ€™s not much that happens without him running it by me first. He knows thatâ€™s the way I want it. I thought heâ€™s done a good job.â€
He wonâ€™t blow up the Yankees
About the Yankeesâ€™ coaching staff, Steinbrenner had this to say, per NJ Advance Media: â€œLook, everybody on the coaching staff has dealt with these players in the past. Weâ€™ve had some great offenses and some great teams, so nobodyâ€™s working harder than the coaches. The most important thing to me always in given year is that the players respect the coaches, believe in the coaches, and thatâ€™s absolutely the case here.â€
Itâ€™s the first time that Steinbrenner speaks with the media during the 2021 season.
The Yankees are 8 Â½ games out of first place in the AL East and have dropped all six games against their arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox, and are 5-8 versus the Tampa Bay Rays.
â€œAm I mad at what I see? Absolutely,â€ Steinbrenner said. â€œIâ€™m aggravated, frustrated angry, but thatâ€™s not going to push me into a knee-jerk decision to get rid of somebody that the players respect, want to play for, want to win for.â€