Pressure is on in Yankeeland

Steinbrenner: It's win or else for Torre, Updated 1 hour ago

George Steinbrenner has kept quiet for most of the season, but he sounded off in a big way Saturday night.

The Yankees owner told The Record of North Jersey that manager Joe Torre will likely be fired if the Yankees don't rally to beat Cleveland.
"His job is on the line. I think we're paying him a lot of money. He's the highest-paid manager in baseball, so I don't think we'd take him back if we don't win this series," said Steinbrenner.

The Yankees currently trail the best-of-5 series 0-2.

It would be the third straight first-round exit for the Yankees, whose flop vs. the Tigers last season nearly led to Torre's firing.

He also had some choice words for umpire Bruce Froemming, who allowed Game 2 to continue despite an infestation of Lake Erie gnats.

"The umpire was full of (expletive)."

As for Alex Rodriguez, Steinbrenner hopes to keep the slugger around a while longer.

"I think we'll re-sign him. I think he's going to have a good run the rest of the (postseason). I think he realizes New York is the place to be, the place to play. A lot of this (postseason) is laying on his shoulders, you know, but I think he's up to it."

Torre better hope so.
Trust none of what you hear ... and less of what you see ..
Originally Posted By: Boss302
He must have a monster size bladder. That creek could become a tributary of the Schuylkill.

This is after he told me the day before, at Friday's tailgate, to move further away so no one steps in it when I had to go.
Originally Posted By: IvanNF
You know, these fucking announcers. First they say Mussina has NEVER pitched in relief, then someone must rememebered the 2003 ALCS.

Some announcer just said Yankee stadium is as quiet as it ever will be in October. I got a good feeling its going to be even quieter starting tomorrow.
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