Steinbrenner issued a statement after the game saying, "Enough is enough. I am bitterly disappointed as I'm sure all Yankee fans are by the lack of performance by our team. It is unbelievable to me that the highest-paid team in baseball would start the season in such a deep funk. They are not playing like true Yankees. They have the talent to win and they are not winning. I expect Joe Torre, his complete coaching staff and the team to turn this around."
After the Yankees sweep the Devil Rays, this will die down. But it's a bit amusing to hear the Big Stein complaining after only 12 games.