September 3, 2004

George Steinbrenner Has Lost His Mind. After the Yankees suffered the worst loss in franchise history -- a 22-0 rout to Cleveland on Tuesday night (own the broadcast today!) -- the Yankees principal owner placed motivational messages around Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to inspire his players.

When asked why he posted the messages -- "Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win" and "When the going gets tough, the tough get goin'" (and music by Billy Ocean?!?) -- Steinbrenner issued a statement: "I wanted to show the fans that we have the same courage and the same attitudes all New Yorkers have had in fighting back from that terrible episode on 9/11. New Yorkers never give up and the Yankees never give up."

Rebounding from a loss in a baseball game and dealing with the murder of nearly 3,000 people and the destruction of the World Trade Center towers -- yeah, George, I can see the similarities. ... The man has no tact, no class and no shame.

Also: A reader at Boston Dirt Dogs notes that John Kerry said the Red Sox had closed to within 2.5 games of the Yankees the other night. If Kerry said this -- no link is provided -- he clearly misspoke, because Boston is 3.5 games behind. ... I found it amusing that a website openly endorsing George "Catastrophic Success" Bush is making fun of anyone's way of speaking or apparent slips of the tongue.

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