That can't be right, thought Greene. So he booked a flight to New York for 10:30 a.m. The next morning the phone in his hotel room rang at 8:15. It wasn't a wake-up call. Steinbrenner's secretary said, "You're supposed to be in at eight. George wants you!"
Greene said, "He fired me yesterday."
"He was just mad. But if you don't get here in 15 minutes, he'll fire you again."
Greene sighs and says, "The first time George fires you, it's very traumatic. The three or four times after that, it's like, Great! I've got the rest of the day off."