Hank Steinbrenner, of course, is quite upset.
â€œMy only message is simple. The National League needs to join the 21st century,â€ he told The Associated Press. “They need to grow up and join the 21st century. Am I (mad) about it? Yes. Iâ€™ve got my pitchers running the bases, and one of them gets hurt. Heâ€™s going to be out. I donâ€™t like that, and itâ€™s about time they address it. That was a rule from the 1800s.
“This is always a concern of American League teams when their pitchers have to run the bases and theyâ€™re not used to doing it. Itâ€™s not just us. Itâ€™s everybody. It probably should be a concern for National League owners, general managers and managers when their pitchers run the bases. Pitchers have enough to do without having to do that.â€
Have to say, Little Stein makes a good point.