Hank Steinbrenner is upset at baseball's divisional setup and how playoff teams are determined:
[I]t isn't fair. You see it this season, with plenty of people in the media pointing out that Joe Torre and the Dodgers are going to the playoffs while we're not.It's not fair! BOO HOO! People ain't buying yer bullshit, Hank!
This is by no means a knock on Torre - let me make that clear - but look at the division they're in. If L.A. were in the AL East, it wouldn't be in the playoff discussion. The AL East is never weak. ... What if the Yankees finish the season with more wins than the Dodgers but the Dodgers make the playoffs? Does that make the Dodgers a better team? No.
After Mr. Hankee questioned the legitimacy of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2006 title when they won only 83 regular season games, the Daily News writer pointed out that the 2000 champion Yankees won only 87 games.
Four other AL teams won more regular season games that year, including Cleveland, who won 90 games and missed the playoffs entirely.
Time to hit the links, Hank!