From the Associated Press :

George Steinbrenner is growing impatient, a sign that changes are ahead for the New York Yankees.

“My patience is a little short by the fact that the team is not performing up to its great capabilities,” Steinbrenner said in a statement issued by spokesman Howard Rubenstein. “The players have to want to win as much as I do.”

Rubenstein said the Yankees owner dictated the statement to him while lifting weights. Steinbrenner wouldn’t discuss the substance of the meetings.

“He hasn’t lost his fighting spirit,” Rubenstein said. “He said, ‘We’ll never give up.’ He wants this message to be conveyed.”

I’m sure Joe Torre and his players will take great inspiration from the thought of the Boss pumping iron.