He was asked about the Tampa Bay Rays and their sudden success (before the losing streak they are currently on), and naturally, Hankenstein does what all Yankee fans do: alienate everyone with their reminding us they've won more titles than any other team in baseball. (I bet reporters just chomp at the bit to get a totally stupid comment out of this guy.)
From Friday's USA Today:
"There's a lot of excitement around here from the Rays fans, but almost to a point of arrogance. They better be careful. They'll learn this [stuff] can change real quick."
"People in baseball know it, whether they want to admit it or not," Steinbrenner said. "It helps everyone when the Yankees are good. The Red Sox, whether they're good or not doesn't necessarily matter, nationally. Let's face it: The Yankees are baseball history. You're talking about 26 championships."Hankenstein's arrogance and smugness knows no bounds.
Yep, it doesn't matter nationally if the Red Sox are good. Yeah, right, Hank. TV numbers don't go up if the Red Sox are good. And of course, their fans NEVER follow them around the country, and we know there are NO Red Sox fans anywhere outside of New England.
Hank still has a problem with "Red Sox Nation" and the team's staggering popularity. It's a Red Sox Nation, Hank. Get used to it.
He never ceases to be a complete and utter douchebag.