Steinbrenner also played heavily on

Steinbrenner also played heavily on Yankee tradition in courting Sheffield, telling him, “I want guys who are Hall of Famers, and I want you wearing that Yankee cap in the Hall. When you get to 500 [home runs] we’ll make it a big issue. I think you’ll do it in three years.” Huh? The Boss has lost it (if he ever had it to begin with), and this exchange should scare the crap out of you. Sheffield isn’t a hall-of-famer, under any circumstances, and if George thinks he is or ever will be then his talent-assessment abilities are beyond gone. If this is the Boss who is steering the ship, get your life preserver out.

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