Has anyone become as big a douche in as short a time as Hank Steinbrenner?
"My only message is simple. The National League needs to join the 21st century," Steinbrenner said in Tampa, Fla. "They need to grow up and join the 21st century.
"Am I [mad] about it? Yes," Steinbrenner added. "I've got my pitchers running the bases, and one of them gets hurt. He's going to be out. I don't like that, and it's about time they address it. That was a rule from the 1800s."
Hank Steinbrenner doesn't like pitchers having to run the bases? Poor -baby-! This is the first time I've heard the DH rule argued in this direction. Injuries happen. This is the equivalent, to me, of the Cubs complaining about how close the mound was when Prior got that line drive off his elbow.
Hank Steinbrenner may also be the ugliest man on the face of the Earth. Seriously. He looks like a cross between a transvestite and a frog.