Well, I have to say this was not unexpected:
"We understand that John Henry must be embarrassed, frustrated and disappointed by his failure in this transaction."
Also THIS was pretty good:
"Unlike the Yankees, he chose not to go the extra distance for his fans in Boston," Steinbrenner said of Henry. "It is understandable, but wrong that he would try to deflect the accountability for his mistakes on to others and to a system for which he voted in favor. It is time to get on with life and forget the sour grapes."
As inflammatory as these comments may be, I find it pretty amusing actually.
I tend to agree with the sentiment that JWH et al went after ARod on their terms, and rejected the trade on their terms, and have nothing to feel “embarassed” or “frustrated” over. After all, it was a damn good offseason before the ARod talk even surfaced. Extra distance indeed…
I just wish JWH had kept his mouth shut and waited for George to spout off unprovoked (as he usually does) — now it really does look like sour grapes
gotta love that preseason smack talk though..
EDIT: This was submitted last night, and I just noticed it now…I didn’t see it before I composed the above post. But chronilogically, it fits just fine right here…