George Steinbrenner can do what he wants. He can talk to who he wants. He can fire who he wants.
But when he showed up at the game tonight, he refused to talk to any of the reporters waiting for him. The same was true afterward.
If he actually does feel fine, if he actually is in full control of the team, then he should park himself in the interview room and take questions. Tell us why Joe Torre is managing for his job. Tell us your plan to keep A-Rod. Tell us what you think of the kids on the team. Drop a few choice words on the Red Sox.
The Yankees drew 4.2 million people this season. Those folks paid a lot of money for their tickets, their parking spots, their cold hot dogs and warm beer. They deserve some answers.
Stop and talk, George. The people want to hear what you have to say now more than ever.