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Yankees' 'sad failure' is George's doing

Updated: October 9, 2006, 4:30 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

The Boss? George Steinbrenner is The Boss like Mariah Carey is Mrs. Derek Jeter. Those days are long gone, like the last glow of a cigarette butt.

Only Steinbrenner, the imperialistic owner of the New York Yankees, can issue a statement chiding his team's elimination from the playoffs as "absolutely not acceptable" -- the "absolutely" added later for emphasis. Only Steinbrenner has the nerve to announce that the Yankees "will go back to work immediately and try to right this sad failure."

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