Reports have it that George Steinbrenner’s daughter filed divorce papers against husband Steve Swindal. How this affects the future of the team is pretty unclear right now. In a way, this isn’t worth posting about. It’s news, but there’s not much on which to comment. Say he’s indeed out as successor. Is that bad news for the Bombers? Is Brian Cashman’s future less secure? Is it good news? What do/did we know about Swindal anyway? It’s an impossible question to answer. More interesting is the speculation that George is behind the decision to divorce. This is speculation on my part of course. Still, could he have ordered the divorce as a preemptive firing as a message to others in the organization that he hasn’t lost his Georgeness yet? Is Howie Spira involved somehow?
On the way to work today I passed by Yankee Stadium. The sign said 6 more days until opening day. This was very early in the morning and they hadn’t changed it yet. But the point was made. We’re very close, so very close to actually talking about what’s happening on the field.