. . . and the list goes on.
However, I have also long believed that the ownership of the Yankeess has, for decades, been arrogant, shortsighted, and meddling -- to the detriment of the team in particular -- and all of baseball in general.
The recent forced departure of Joe Torre is the latest example.
12 seasons -- 12 playoff appearances -- 4 World Series Championships.
The ownership has taken a pathetic "But what have you done for me lately" attitude -- and one of the finest, classiest, most knowledgable baseball men alive today is out of a job.
Good luck, Joe Torre -- you deserved better than you got.