Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/16/12
Bonus notes from our MLB on FOX broadcast of the Tampa Bay Rays-New York Yankees game on Saturday, plus more ... As I wrote Friday , the late George Steinbrenner would not have tolerated excuses for the New York Yankees blowing a 10-game lead in the AL East. In fact, "The Boss" might have fired manager Joe Girardi by now and replaced him with, I don't know, Lou Piniella or somebody. Steinbrenner's son, Hal, the Yankees' managing general partner, is almost the polar opposite of his father. When I asked general manager Brian Cashman of the calamities that might await the Yankees if they miss the playoffs, specifically mentioning Girardi, the GM said two things: One, "We're going to make the playoffs." Two, "We have objective, patient ownership." As opposed to say, the impulsive, emotional ownership of the Boston Red Sox, which threw a fit after the team failed to reach the postseason a year ago, parting with manager Terry Francona and allowing GM Theo Epstein to leave for the Ch...
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