Steinbrenner not writing off season, says Yanks 'going to win it next year'

Updated: August 12, 2008, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hank Steinbrenner blames injuries for the New York Yankees' slide from contention.

The Yankees are in danger of missing of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Following four straight losses, they began Tuesday nine games back of AL East-leading Tampa Bay and five behind Boston, the wild-card leader.

"I'm not writing off this season," the team's co-chairman said Tuesday. "They're trying hard to win. There's only so much you can do. They're not supermen."

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