Hank Steinbrenner is mad. This from the AP in Tampa:
â€œWeâ€™ve got to start hitting. Itâ€™s getting ridiculous. Theyâ€™ve got to start waking up. Theyâ€™ve shown in flashes what they can still do,” he said.
“Even when I was worried about the pitching earlier â€” starting pitching is the most important thing of all â€” but Brian would keep telling me, â€˜Yes, but I worried about the hitting.’ That was Brianâ€™s biggest concern even as we were reconstructing the pitching. We all know theyâ€™re better than that. I donâ€™t know. Maybe a little less outside distractions and a little more concentrating and theyâ€™ll start hitting better. I thought they would go on a consistent tear, and it hasnâ€™t happened yet.
“Not just this one series, but maybe the next couple series is going to be pivotal. We can definitely still make a run at it.”
Outside distractions? What would those be?