Yankees’ Steinbrenner, Jeter bury the hatchet
Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner has been badmouthing his players.
Steinbrenner recently speculated they were more focused on building mansions than repeating as World Champions last season.
His remarks are seen as a jab at team captain Derek Jeter in particular, who has just completed a three-year construction job on a 30,000-square-foot mansion in Tampa. Jeter coincidentally played the worst season of his career last year, and many feel it was a key factor in the Yankees’ not reaching the postseason after winning it all in 2009.
Steinbrenner later cleared the air, calling his remark “a bad choice of euphemism.” Jeter similarly downplayed the controversy and reaffirmed his friendship with “The Boss’s” son.
Though both sides have made up, the question remains: are the Yankees focused on winning again, or are their glory days far behind them?