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Be afraid, be very afraid

From Pete Abe -

This should provide comfort to Yankee fans.

"I’m going to be reviewing the entire organization," Hank Steinbrenner told the AP in Tampa today. "We’re going to do everything we can to win next year. We’re not going to wait. Do everything we can that makes sense. We’re going to fix what we have to fix. We’re going to have to look at what has been done wrong over the last five years, which I’ve had one year to try and figure out. Clearly, a lot of mistakes were made."

In what could be a move that drives Brian Cashman out the door, Steinbrenner is looking at setting up an advisory group to help run the team.

"If Brian stays on as GM, that doesn’t mean he won’t be the No. 1 guy," Steinbrenner said. "But the fact is, the more opinions the better. I think that’s probably the best way. It worked in the 90’s, and it can work again."

So, a guy who spent most of the last 20 years around horses and has attended three games in person all year is going to review the entire operation then put together an advisory group. That makes perfect sense.

Oh dear lord. I thought Hank might be a bit different than his dad, but alas it seems I was wrong. He's going to do the same things George did, only under the guise of an 'advisory group'.


- It was Durham that pulled out the walk-off win this time, edging Scranton 3-2 with a run in the bottom of the 9th. The Yankees still lead the series, 2-1. Phil Hughes goes for the clincher tomorrow night against Wade Davis, both very highly touted prospects. Should be a good game - it will be available to watch for free at