Baseball Crank
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October 7, 2002
BASEBALL: Like It's 1980

Projo's Sean McAdam on Steinbrenner's possible responses to the Yankees' repeat of 1980 (when a 100-win team got swept in the first round of the playoffs, leading to the firing of manager Dick Howser and other personnel changes); McAdam says Brian Cashman may be on the hot seat (to which I respond, Steve Phillips' tenure as Mets GM should be no greater than Cashman's as Yankee GM plus one day). The NY Daily News headlined this morning with Steinbrenner saying he wanted to 'trim the fat' on the Yankee roster (helpfully illustrated with an attractive shot of Boss George hitching up his pants) and suggesting that this may include Roger Clemens. Mike Lupica draws the 1980 parallel explicitly and points out that this team was largely Steinbrenner's own creation - and we all know that guys like Steinbrenner are all the more eager to point fingers when their own decisions blow up on them.

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