Smartest Guy In The Room

Pete Abraham writes in the Journal News that Joe Girardi thinks his interviews yesterday with the Yankee brass went well.  One thing’s for sure after hearing Hank Steinbrenner: whomever the Yankees settle on for the next skipper, Hank will be sure that he’s a smart guy.

.. "We’re not stupid," Hank Steinbrenner said.

.. "He (Girardi) appears to be very smart," Hank Steinbrenner said. "That’s his reputation – smart, tough when he has to be. And he can be easy when he has to be. He has baseball smarts, his handling of pitching, the fact that he’s been a catcher and a smart catcher."

.. Bobby Valentine is not being considered as manager. "He’s certainly a smart guy, but probably not," Hank Steinbrenner said.

7 comments… add one
  • I know someone who could use a thesaurus for Christmas!

    FenSheaParkway October 23, 2007, 1:11 pm
  • My god, I have a feeling The Sons of Steinbrenner Era is going to be none stop unintentional comedy.

    LocklandSF October 23, 2007, 1:26 pm
  • I wonder how smart Anibal Sanchez and the other young Marlin pitchers think Girardi is?

    Paul SF October 23, 2007, 2:05 pm
  • Fredo would have a chance with this management team. He’s smaahht after all.

    Nick-YF October 23, 2007, 3:35 pm
  • The apples fell far from the tree.

    Hudson October 23, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • that girardi’s a smart feller, and hank, well, he’s a fart smeller…

    dc October 24, 2007, 8:13 am
  • Hank comes off as, uh, just a little bitter in today’s Times.

    SF October 24, 2007, 8:25 am

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