http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?...Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2"His job is on the line," the Yankees' owner said in a phone interview. "I think we're paying him a lot of money. He's the highest-paid manager in baseball, so I don't think we'd take him back if we don't win this series."
And with regard to Game 2 in Cleveland:
Along the same lines, George Steinbrenner is expected to be at Yankee Stadium tonight, per Peter Abraham:But with his team teetering on the brink of a knockout, the old Steinbrenner came out swinging on Saturday night, putting Torre on immediate notice and ripping into umpire Bruce Froemming, the veteran crew chief from Friday night's Game 2 who declined to stop play despite an infestation of Lake Erie gnats.
"The umpire was full of [expletive]," Steinbrenner said of the retiring Froemming. "He won't umpire our games anymore."
In the wake of that Game 2 defeat, Steinbrenner said the Yankees had complained to baseball commissioner Bud Selig about the decision to play on. "[Selig] just said, 'That's in the umpires' hands,' " Steinbrenner said. "But Jesus Christ, it was terrible. It messed up the whole team, [Derek] Jeter, all of them."
http://www.nyjournalnews.com/apps/pb...26/1035/SPORTSExtra bases: Torre spoke with George Steinbrenner on Wednesday. The owner is expected to make a rare trip to New York for Game 3 on Sunday.