Showing posts with label Hank The Tank Steinbrenner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hank The Tank Steinbrenner. Show all posts

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Where's Hank?

After the latest disaster against the Red Sox I got to wondering what ever happened to Hank Steinbrenner. This time last year he just wouldn't shut up. This year, utter silence. Surely after losing two out of three to the Nationals some sort of blustery false ultimatum is going to get made right?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Best of Hank the Tank

Throughout Hank's time with the Yankees, The Chuck Knoblog has celebrated the many memorable quotes. It has taken $400,000 and 3 years of my life but I have finally gotten the best of all these quotes in one place.

10.) Bluntly Hank says: “The American League East is by far the best division in baseball”

9.) "I don't want [small-market teams] in general to forget who subsidizes a lot of them, and it's the Yankees, the Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets. I would prefer if teams want to target the Yankees that they at least start giving some of that revenue sharing and luxury tax money back. From an owner's point of view, that's my point baseball."

8.) “Does he [Alex Rodriguez] want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee or a Toledo Mud Hen"

7.) Hank's message to A-Rod: "Tell him to hit the damn ball and hit it when it counts"

6.) Hank on A-Rod opting out: "It's clear [Alex Rodriguez] didn't want to be a Yankee, He doesn't understand the privilege of being a Yankee on a team where the owners are willing to pay $200 million to put a winning product on the field. We're not going to back down ... It's goodbye."

5.) Hank on last year's slide: "This is going to get turned around. If it's not turned around this year, then it will be turned around next year, by force if we have to."

4.) "Being insulted by [Red Sox closer Jonathan] Papelbon is like being attacked by a mouse."

3) Hank expressing his feelings for the construction worker who buried the Ortiz Jersey: "I hope his co-workers kicked the s--- out of him."

2.) Hank talking about CMW's injury in inter-league play last year: "I just think it's time the NL joined the 21st century, the AL, the minors, colleges, high schools, they all have DHs."

1)"Red Sox Nation? What a bunch of [expletive] that is, That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans. Go anywhere in America and you won't see Red Sox hats and jackets, you'll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We're going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

News and Notes

  • The Yankees and Padres are bidding for the Mexican pitcher, Walter Silva.  
  • Melky will not take part in the World Baseball Classic.
  • Hank the Tank fires back full force at John Henry's salary cap whining. Hank had this to say:
    “Along with a few other teams, we’re basically baseball’s stimulus package,” he said. “As long as we’ all this money to other teams in revenue sharing, a staggering amount, we should be able to spend on salaries what we want to. Because of revenue sharing and because of the popularity nationwide, the Yankees are critical to baseball.”
  • A-Rod talks a little bit about something besides steroids.
  • Pete Abraham has some great spring training coverage from toady. Tino and Bernie were in camp!
  • The Head Stein made a rare appearance at camp today, meeting with some of the players and coaches. 
  • Meet A-Rod's cousin's trainer.
  • The MLB wants to have a few words with A-Rod.
  • Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Hank The Tank Not Voiding A-Rod

    As expected when asked if the Yankees are going to void A-Rod's contract he simply said "No,'s simply...that's it basically". He also giggled, when the idea of trading A-Rod came up. Source

    Saturday, November 1, 2008

    Hank's Thoughts

    TAMPA, Fla. – Manny Ramirez in pinstripes?
    Hank Steinbrenner said the Yankees will explore all options during the offseason, including the possibility of making an offer to the free-agent slugger.

    “There’s nothing we are not looking at,” Steinbrenner said Friday at the Yankees’ spring training complex. “And personally, I like Manny. He’s one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. He’s a free spirit for sure, but he knows how to win. We like some of the other guys, too. We just don’t know yet.”

    Ramirez was traded from Boston to the Dodgers on July 31, and Los Angeles is expected to attempt to re-sign the high-priced outfielder.
    New York’s priority is pitching, and CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett figure to be the top starters on the market.

    “Every team in baseball wants Sabathia,” Steinbrenner said. “That’s the bottom line. It’s not a real secret. Pitching is in the forefront for everybody, not just us. That’s why starting pitching is at a premium.”

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Yankees News and Notes

    Some minor Yankees news you may or may not have already heard:
    • Hank the Tank Steinbrenner will be forming an advisory committee to review the entire organization this offseason. Brian Cashman would be leading it, but it seems like this is taking away some of his power. Although I would like to see Ca$h return, it would not be devastating to lose him, as the Yankees have able replacements in Gene Michael and Damon Oppenheimer.
    • The Padres have claimed Scott Patterson off waivers and have sent him directly to the majors. This is news to me, as I was unaware that Patterson was put on waivers. I don't understand, as I think Scott deserved a chance in the majors. Here's hoping he has a successful career in San Diego.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008

    Little Steins Want Ca$h Back

    Both Steinbrenner bros, Hank the Tank and Hal, both agree that they want Brian Ca$hmen back as the Yankees GM. They all met in Tampa yesterday where no contract was offered but the Steinbrenners expressed their feelings that they want to bring the Ca$h back. Ca$h had this to say:
    "We have gone through the frustration and disappointment," Cashman said. "Now the focus is on the small things. Try and pick up a game a week and get to Fenway Park and make that series meaningful."Is it too much, a game a week?" Cashman said. "It's not out of the realm of possibility. You can't do it in three or four days. Make up a game a week and get to Fenway Park with a chance. If (Boston) wants to make it easier, I'll take that."

    Thursday, August 28, 2008

    Hank The Tank Speaks (Surprised?)

    What Hank the Tank has to say about 2009 

    "There is going to be a lot going on this offseason.  
    I promise you that."
    There better be Hank. 

    He is looking to the future

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    This Is It

    The standings
    AL East
    Rays 79-50
    Red Sox 75-55 -4.5
    Yankees 70-60 -9.5

    Wild card
    Red Sox 75-55
    Twins 74-57 -1.5
    Yankees 70-60 -5

    This is the series that decides the season. There are only 32 games left and they are 5 behind. We need to win.

    Hank The Tank said yesterday: “If we put on a run here, there’s no question we can make it,” Steinbrenner said yesterday in Tampa. “There’s no question with the number of games we have left, it’s possible.”

    It's possible but improbable, to start that run we need to crush the Bo Sox

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008

    Hank The Tank Can Write???

    Our Friends over at
    Tirico Suave have a great article about Hank the Tank running here it is:

    From Newsday via the Posterboy comes perhaps the greatest nugget of news any of us here at
     Tirico Suave have heard in our short existence: come September, Hank Steinbrenner will be penning HIS OWN COLUMN for the Sporting News. I don’t what he’s going to write about, but I have the absolute utmost faith that whatever he puts together will be the 
    greatest combination of words ever assembled on a sheet of paper. Maybe he’s posturing himself to become Deadspin’s new editor. Although according to Newsday’s writeup, he’ll only be writing about once a month. Wait….he’s an egotistical asshole, thinks he knows everything about sports, and will only be writing once every 30 days….why doesn’t he just join our staff?

    Saturday, June 7, 2008

    Hal to wait on Ca$h

    Hal Steinbrenner said on friday that There are no plans to sit down and talk with general manager Brian Cashman about his contract status. This completely contradicts Hal brother, Hank, who said earlier in the week that they were trying to iron out an extension with Cash Money but I guess Ca$h is gonna have to chill until the end of the season.   


    Sunday, March 2, 2008

    Hank The Tank Official Red Sox Nation Member

    As you all know earlier in the week Hank the Tank bashed "Red Sox Nation" calling it " a bunch of [expletive]. Now in response Red Sox principal owner John Henry has decided to make Steinbrenner the newest member of Red Sox Nation complete with membership card and certain perks that only members can obtain, according to the Boston Herald.

    "I'm a big Hank fan," Henry wrote in an email to the newspaper. "Just to ensure he knows how cool Red Sox Nation is, [Saturday] we officially inducted him as a member of Red Sox Nation and we are sending him his membership card giving him access to an array of options including our newsletter, bumper stickers, pins, Green Monster seats and a hat personally autographed by David Ortiz."

    Thank you John Henry. Now I can not wait to see what Hammerin' Hank The Tank has in store for his next quote.

    Friday, February 29, 2008

    Nothing New Here: Hank Speaks and Kei Sucks

    The Yankees played an exhibition game against the University of South Florida. That's right, THE University of South Florida. The Yankees were dominating, with Phil, Joba and IPK combined for five scoreless innings, with a hit and six whiffs. Then, all of a sudden, the man who needs no introduction, Kei Igawa entered. He promptly walked two, plunked the next guy, then gave up a grand slam. But don't worry, it was to the great Eric Baumann. I mean, there's no shame in giving up a long home run to Eric Baumann.

    Also, Hank the Tank voiced his opinion yet again. Hank spoke profoundly of his thoughts on our friends up in Boston. Here's what he said:
    “Red Sox Nation?” Hank says. “What a bunch of [expletive] that is. That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans. Go anywhere in America and you won’t see Red Sox hats and jackets, you’ll see Yankee hats and jackets. This is a Yankee country. We’re going to put the Yankees back on top and restore the universe to order.” (Source)
    Well, that's about the best thing he possibly could have said.

    Monday, February 25, 2008

    Ca$h and Hank the Tank on Good Terms

    Hank Steinbrenner spoke today (what a surprise) about, among other things, Brian Cashman. He had good things to say, and says that negotiations for a new contract have not yet begun, but he does not doubt that they will occur at some point during the season. This is good news. Once Cashman was given free reign, the Yankee organization as a whole has been moving in the right direction. They are spending money wisely, not throwing it at overrated free agents (see Pavano, Carl), and are instead spending money on international free agents (see Montero, Jesus) and the draft (see Chamberlain, Joba; Hughes, Phil; Kennedy, Ian Patrick). If Hank the Tank can stay out of C-Money's way, the Yankees will continue to improve. Now the only question that remains is whether or not Cash wants to return. He's been with the Yanks for a long time, and if Hank does stay out of his way, there really is not reason why Cash would leave.

    Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Great Pic From NoMaas

    Check out this great pic from NoMaas

    Due out on newstands next month, Hank even gave an interview to Seventeen magazine.

    Monday, January 14, 2008

    Here We Go Again

    Remember when we said the Santana rumor was dead? Well Hank "The Tank" pulled a fast one and is now denying the reports that the offer was withdrawn. He had this to say:

    "It's still in the deciding process," Steinbrenner said Monday night outside Legends Field at the Yankees' spring training complex. "We're still discussing it. There's still a little talk back and forth." (Source:SI)

    He went on to say there never even was an official offer:

    "There wasn't an official offer anyway. You can't withdraw something that wasn't there," Steinbrenner said. "There was no official offer on the table at this time."

    When will all this madness end?

    *Also it exactly one month until pitchers and catchers- Feb 14- it begins*

    Friday, January 11, 2008

    Yankees Out On Santana

    The Yankees are no longer talking to the Twins about Johan Santana according to Ken Rosenthal. If that is true Hank "The Tank" should announce it soon. Then again, this could just as easily mean that the Yanks and Twins have already worked out a deal and Santana is on his way to New York right now, but probably not.