George Steinbrenner Dies

George Steinbrenner had the right kind of attitude for New York, and changed baseball forever.

I hate the Yankees. I always have. But I can’t deny they’re the greatest franchise in baseball, if not sports. When they hit a cold spell, George Steinbrenner took over as owner. He quickly reestablished the team as a contender and eventual champion.

Steinbrenner is a sports icon. He was fond of the spotlight and prompted many “WTF” moments for us. He hired Billy Martin as manager five times although the two men couldn’t stand each other. He said stupid things. He was, in short, kind of an ass. But he changed baseball. And he deserves to be recognized for his contributions.

“Seinfeld” would never have been the same without you, George. And baseball has lost a champion.

George Steinbrenner: July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010

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One comment on “George Steinbrenner Dies

  1. Chris Ross says:

    It is a sad time for the baseball world especially with the all star game being played on the same day, but I am also surprised at the amount of praise that the man who was once known as the most hated man in baseball. He definitely did do a lot for the New York Yankees and I’m sure the city is very grateful for it. I also kind of like/hate the fact that I have a team to hate for in the Yankees because they just buy all their players. Also you think you could take a quick look at my blog cuz I really want to know what you think. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/greatest-owner-ever-hardly/

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