I'd left a message earlier to speak with him about Joba Chamberlain finally moving into the rotation, and in a very direct, but calm voice, he talked about the long-term direction of the Yankees - and how Chamberlain is one of the cornerstones of that view.
"This is about what Joba can do for us over the next 10 years. That's what we're going to look at in a lot of way, with the new dynasty, hopefully, we can build.''
And he's not buying into tonight's hype. "I know the media live day by day,'' Steinbrenner said of events such as these. "That's not my problem and that's not Brian's (Cashman) problem. That's your guys (media's) problem.
"We just have to build what the Yankees should be for now...and also for the future,'' Hank said. "I really think we'll still go on a tear.''