You knew he wouldn't remain quiet for much longer.
Hank Steinbrenner (pictured) has been shooting his mouth off again about the Red Sox, and this time he's gotten into a pissing contest with Jonathan Papelbon. Today's NY Post has an article about how Pap said that Hankenstein should "stick to pencil-pushing." So Boss Jr. fired back by calling Papelbon "a mouse."
It's apparent that Hankenstein has a Red Sox obsession, as he's said little about the dustup his club had with the Tampa Bay Rays over the past week, but when the subject of the Sox comes up, he can't wait to open his yapper and insert his foot there. His rivals seem to know how to push his buttons, and Papelbon, who's never shy about expressing his opinions, did just that. The article: http://www.nypost.com/seven/03152008/sports/yankees/owner__bosox_closer_a_mouse_102071.htm
This is going to be a fascinating baseball season. I think Hankenstein might be well-advised to remember a quote from our greatest president, Abraham Lincoln: "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
But I guess in Mr. Hankee's case, it might just be a little too late.