Richard Brodsky, whom the Times-Union has suggested may be “the most hated man in Yankee Stadium” for his battles against the subsidies the club received to build their new stadium, paused today to remember the memory of George Steinbrenner, his one-time antagonist:
The political differences that we had are real. I don’t think the government should have put $4 billion into Yankee Stadium. That doesn’t mean that you don’t respect the passing of a man and admire the accomplishments he had. He lived in interesting, up and down kind of life. He had high moments and low moments but so do we all. His passing is a moment for sadness and reflection and for admiration for his accomplishments, but it doesn’t change my view of the public policy questions.