George: “Let’s Get Going”

It was not, perhaps, his most stirring message to the troops, but at least George is backing his warriors—for the moment:

The season is still very young, but up to now the results are clearly not acceptable to me or to Yankee fans. However, Brian Cashman our general manager, Joe Torre our manager and our players all believe that they will turn this around quickly. I believe in them. I am here to support them in any way to help them accomplish this turnaround. It is time to put excuses and talk away. It is time to see if people are ready to step up and accept their responsibilities. It is time for all of them to show me and the fans what they are made of. Let’s get going. Let’s go out and win and bring a world championship back to New York. That’s what I want.

Us too.

16 comments… add one

  • What I love most about George is his ability to stay distant from the losing situation but take full credit for any winning the team does.

    jp - SF April 30, 2007, 6:35 pm
  • Hey, George: Joe Kerrigan for manager!!

    I'm Bill McNeal April 30, 2007, 6:43 pm
  • Didnt he give Yogi a vote of confidence in 1985 before firing him and hiring his favorite firee Billy Martin???

    TJ April 30, 2007, 6:44 pm
  • This statement reads like Rubenstein took all of George’s past statements, cut them up with scissors, mixed the clippings up in a helmet, and pasted them back together in random order.

    Hudson April 30, 2007, 8:55 pm
  • Is it bad if I kinda miss the Angry George? This one just makes me sad that the Angry George is gone forever. He scared me, but at least it was more entertaining.

    Andrew May 1, 2007, 12:01 am
  • Does Rubenstein have a “George-inator” program that spits these things out?

    Anonymous May 1, 2007, 7:26 am
  • george borrowed jeter’s pr guy/gal

    dc May 1, 2007, 8:00 am
  • The Yankees have 200 million reasons to live!

    Scott SF May 1, 2007, 8:37 am
  • The money comments are so old. Especially coming from a fan of a team who is second in payroll. The Sox finished third in the AL East LY with an enormous payroll but encountered many injuries. Spending money doesn’t mean a darn thing if you can’t stay healthy and the 2006 Sox are a fine example of that.
    Few things on the Yanks. One, give the rotation a month at full strength. A rotation of Wang, Moose, Pettitte, Hughes and Igawa, when healthy show be good enough to get things back on track. If after a month no progress is made, then go ahead and make a move. I have been reading some of these comments about how Moose’s speed is down, Pettitte was a mediocre pitcher in the NL Central, etc. Bottom line is with the offense the Yankees have those 5 (when healthy) should give them a good chance to win day in and day out. Do they compare to Schilling, Beckett, Daisuke….No. But you can’t get caught up in that. The Sox staff right now is the best in the game, you can’t compare the two, but that doesn’t mean that Yankees can’t win with the staff they have either.
    It’s a 162 game schedule. Injuries happen to all teams, just seems like the Yanks are getting all of theirs out now. With some rest for the BP, some length out of the starters and some offense from Abreu, Cano and Matsui this shouldn’t be mission impossible.
    Remember you never as BAD as you seem when things are going bad and your never as GOOD as you seem when things are going well (Sox fans.)

    Triskaidekaphobia May 1, 2007, 10:07 am
  • I understand how you feel about the money commenets, Trisk. The only thing is, as long as your team spends the most money, you can likely expect to hear about it, fairly or not. I’m not endorsing it, but I think thats the reality.
    The other part of that is, yes the Red Sox are second in payroll, but this is a Red Sox/Yankees site, so in the context of YF/SF that almost doesn’t matter. But, if you don’t buy that line of reasoning then you should know that the difference between the Red Sox payroll and the Yankees payroll ($47M) is the same as the difference in payrolls between the 3rd highest team, the Mets, and the Twins.
    Addressing your last sentence, all us Sox fans are very proud of the way our team has played, but I don’t think any of us would tell you that we’ve won anything, or that the Yankees are done. At least I certainly wouldn’t ever make either claim now. The Sox have played well and have put themselves in a good position very early in the season. Right now they seem to be the class of the division, but as stated before, its early.

    mattymatty May 1, 2007, 10:24 am
  • Damon .229
    Abreu .253
    Cano .270
    Mientkiewicz .154
    Matsui .207
    One thing that gets over looked is that 5 of the 9 regulars have been awful as of late. With the exception of Mientkiewicz, the other 4 have shown they historically better then the averages they are currently sporting. Jeter, A-Rod, Giambi and Jorge can’t carry the offense and the pitching staff. Damon’s back is an issue that may not resolve itself, but the others should revert back to their normal production.
    Finally, Joe Girardi brought up a VERY good point yesterday on TMKS. The Yankees have been unable to use/have a long man, mop up man, innings eater due to injuries. That has caused Joe to have to use Henn (15 inn), Proctor (14 inn), Vizcaino (14 inn)and Bruney (13.1 inn). When the roster is back at it’s norm, he suggests carrying 2 mop up guys like he did in Florida. I don’t see 2 being possible, but I will take Rasner as that guy ASAP! (Demote Colter Bean PLEASE)

    Triskaidekaphobia May 1, 2007, 11:00 am
  • I couldn’t agree more, Trisk.

    Andrews May 1, 2007, 11:22 am
  • BTW, one of these days, I going to call into TMKS and rip him a new one, just for fun. “See ya”!!!

    Andrews May 1, 2007, 11:24 am
  • When I made the ’200 million reasons to live’ comment, I was mocking Terrell Owens’ PR lady to stretch dc’s PR joke out, not meaning to spark a payroll debate.
    I guess I should have clarified that a bit, but I was afraid of spoiling the punch line. Oh well, I should leave the comedy to actual comedians. :)

    Scott SF May 1, 2007, 2:15 pm
  • W/R to five of the nine regulars…you can expect Abreu, Cano, and probably Matsui (wrist injuries are tricky, have to be concerned about his power) to get back to normal, but Minky’s a sack of crap; be happy if he hits .210. As for Damon…at what point do his injury problems become cause for alarm? The dude just came out and said it hurts to walk…gotta love the toughness, but I don’t really get how this is a better idea then just taking a few weeks on the DL to get back to normal. Assuming, of course, he can…

    desturbd1 May 1, 2007, 2:26 pm
  • “but Minky’s a sack of crap; be happy if he hits .210″
    true, true. It’s almost too bad, in a sense, that his glove is so good; otherwise we would see more of Phelps, who gives us more than the automatic out we’re getting from Minky.

    Andrews May 1, 2007, 2:53 pm

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