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Blame The Boss?

That's what Gene Wojciechowski of says. Read it and see if you agree.

In a weird way, I admire Steinbrenner's baseball passion. But it's too convenient to issue angry postseason decrees from the safety of your Yankees office or Tampa retreat. You can't always be part of the solution. In Steinbrenner's case, he's usually part of the problem.

I, like many Yankees fans, am torn because I know Steinbrenner puts up the resources to help us win. But he also interferes in a way that puts more pressure on the entire team, which is never helpful.

And make no mistake, many of the decisions for which he blames his "baseball people," in some of his more cartoonish utterances, were decreed by him from above (Randy Johnson anynone?).