March 6, 2006

No Spellcheck In Tampa

George Steinbrenner is no fan of the World Baseball Classic. A sign at the Yankees' spring training facility yesterday read (with one hilarious misspelling):
World Baseball Classic

Thank you for expressing your concerns. We are sorry that certain players will not be present for portions of Spring Training. These players have elected to participate in The World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic is an event sanctioned by The Commissioner of Major League Baseball and The Major League Baseball Players Association. The New York Yankess did not vote to support this event.

Any comments you have regarding the World Baseball Classic should be directed to either The Commissioner of Major League Baseball or The Major League Baseball Players Assoc.

Asked whether he had anything to do with the subsequent removal of the sign, Bud Selig said, "It didn't come down by itself."


grunherz said...

I hate the Yankess.

Jack Marshall said...

Soooo classless. Blame your players, blame the union, blame your fellow teams. Where's that Yankee swagger? They know they have an old, beat up team, and they're looking for alibis already. The little injuries are starting even now. Oh, this year might be a lot of fun...

DanM said...

Yo Yankess - yank dis!

(now that right there is funny, I don't care who you are!)

Sean O said...

Most importantly, it looks like Captain Intangibles, Damon and Rodriguez have lost their discipline, since combined they must've seen about 15 pitches yesterday against Mexico. It was tremendous.

I pray they win 80 next year, and their criminal owner blows a gasket.

Michael Leggett said...

George believes that ONLY his team is THE World Baseball Standard;
Will Jason please remove that syringe from his butt;
Thahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Yankess SUCK;
Just like DFYankees.

Michael Leggett said...
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From the Vined Smithy said...

I think it's summed up best by Jack: classless act from a supposed classy team.

I'll add low-brow and insulting to the fans' intelligence (without even considering the spelling error). If the Red Sox had put up such a sign, I'd be pissed.