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Friday, February 18, 2005

Fun at nyyfans.com

No, really!

Interview here

Good interview with former Yankees Announcer (now Dodger Announcer) Charley Steiner.

But there's a particuar bit that will warm a Sox fan's heart.

PHIL ALLARD: Could you feel the series slipping away from the Yankees in 2004?

CHARLEY STEINER: Oh, Absolutely. It was palpable. When they Sox were down 3-0, to a man they said: "If we win tonight, I like our chances." If you spent as much time with the Red Sox as I have, you know when they mean it. Now there are a lot of good guys on the Yankees and I like them very much. But what happened was after the Sox won the 4th game, then Doug Mientkiewicz and Kevin Millar, said "We are on our way." Then, BANG, you could feel it.

PHIL ALLARD: You were quoted earlier this winter (and I am paraphrasing here) that you felt that the Yankees didn't show joy when they won as much as relief. Can you embellish on that a bit?

CHARLEY STEINER: There should be emotion of joy and euphoria, and "God, isn't that great." Unfortunately, with the Yanks, the prevailing attitude after a victory is one of relief, and then "God, we have to go out and do it again." That is the pressure that is put on them by the Steinbrenner way of doing business and you know, it's been enormously successful for him and the Yankees. But it's also very pressure-intensive. The Yanks were far tighter leading 3 games to 1 then the Red Sox were trailing 3 games to 1. Again, the Yanks have had an enormous amount of success doing business in that fashion for a very long time. So, to second guess them would be hypocritical.

PHIL ALLARD: After game 3, Sheff, Mat, and A-Rod hit, I believe, somewhere in the .100s. All those chances they had, if anyone came through they would have won the ALCS.

CHARLEY STEINER: But again, you look back on it, if they closed the Sox out in the 9th inning of game 4, we wouldn't be talking this way. If Mo doesn't walk Millar . . .

If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry
Christmas? - Don Meredith

Well it certainly was for me! *insert smiley here* It's been Christmas since October.
posted at 2:50 PM by Hoothehoo


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