Here is the start of my column.
In late October of 2007, Hank Steinbrenner was the Baby Boss. Outside the Yankees' spring training complex in Tampa, Fla., a handful of New York reporters huddled in full stakeout mode, waiting each day for a few words from Hank on who would be the next manager.
Don Mattingly was thought to be the favorite to replace Joe Torre.
Earlier in the month, Torre and the Yankees finalized their divorce, opening up one of the biggest jobs in sports. Mattingly famously said it would be like replacing John Wooden.
QUESTION: Who would you rather have as the Yankees manager? Joe Girardi or Don Mattingly?