Willie Randolph won't have to look far if he wants another job in baseball - he just needs to call Hank Steinbrenner. "There's certainly some stuff I can think of for one of the greatest infielders I've ever seen," Steinbrenner told The Post yesterday . . .
. . . Steinbrenner made it clear that he considers Randolph a Yankee and holds no ill-will toward him for leaving the organization to manage the Mets, who fired him last week. "If he had left to take over the Red Sox maybe I would have had a problem with that," Steinbrenner said. "He's a Yankee. He'll always be a Yankee. Even the Mets never completely accepted him because they thought he was a Yankee."
Does anyone else find it disturbing that the owner of the biggest franchise in American sports sees the world in such a simple, provincial way? I mean, sure, the rivalry stuff is fun to talk about, but does he not understand that rational, grownup people don't make their professional decisions based on that kind of stuff? Did Hank argue with his Dad when Don Zimmer was hired or when Wade Boggs was signed?