7 Oct 2007
Just when we were ready to paint George out of the picture, he proves he is back. In this interview he shows the bluster that made him hated the world around. Among the highlights:
1- On Joe Torre’s job status- "His job is on the line. I think we’re paying him a lot of money. He’s the highest-paid manager in baseball, so I don’t think we’d take him back if we don’t win this series."
2- On the bugs the other night- "The umpire was full of [expletive]. He won’t umpire our games anymore." (Note, he is retiring after the playoffs)
3- On A-Rod- "I think we’ll re-sign him. I think he’s going to have a good run the rest of the [postseason]. I think he realizes New York is the place to be, the place to play. A lot of this [postseason] is laying on his shoulders, you know, but I think he’s up to it."
So there you have it, he’s back and full of piss and vinegar. It isn’t getting into a fight in an elevator, but it is vintage George. The sad thing is, he thinks this will fire up the team and not distract them at all. <sigh>