Someone finally wrote the story that’s been the talk of baseball and banking circles ever since Guggenheim Partners CEO Mark Walter (over)paid $2.175 billion for the Dodgers in April: That what was good for the McCourts of Los Angeles might be even better for the Steinbrenners of Tampa. Indeed, the Daily News posits Read More
On Sunday afternoon, Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, stood by the dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa watching the team take batting practice prior to a spring training matchup against the Detroit Tigers. A pair of dark glasses shielded Mr. Cashman’s eyes from the bright Florida rays, but his mostly bald crown was exposed. A man walked up to Mr. Cashman and gave him a warm greeting.
“What’s cooking?” the man asked.
“My head,” Mr. Cashman replied tersely.
The 44-year-old GM has plenty of reasons to feel the heat aside from the temperatures in Tampa, which topped 80 degrees nearly every day this month. Mr. Cashman spent much of the offseason dealing with a sex scandal that saw photos of his alleged pajama pants make the blog headlines and found him in court facing an alleged mistress he claims stalked and harassed him.
George Steinbrenner’s signature was barely dry on the New York Yankees bill of sale when I mailed him a letter asking for a job. I was a 21-year-old senior at Antioch College and an unreconstructed wiseass. I wrote George that I had what it took to be a great public-relations man: “A flamboyant wit, flashing Read More
Exit The Boss
“I will never have a heart attack — I give them,” once said George Steinbrenner, the endlessly quotable owner of the New York Yankees, off and on, since 1973.
On Tuesday morning, he finally had one. Steinbrenner, 80, died of a heart attack, at his home in Florida.
On the New Read More
He was born in Ohio and spent much of his time in Florida, but George Steinbrenner was, at heart, a New Yorker, and one of the city’s most memorable personalities. His death on July 13, just a week after his 80th birthday, marked the end of a magnificent, turbulent and unforgettable era in American sports Read More
Via the DP. Stay classy, Rush. Stay classy. Read More
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 Read More
George Steinbrenner is headed up to New York for Game One of the World Series tomorrow night, and guess who he’ll get to read about in the morning papers?
It’s John Dowd, the investigator who got the Boss banned from the majors for life back in 1990. Mr. Dowd, an Read More
He’s not exactly the Gipper, but all your sportswriters are very concerned with the Yankees winning this World Series for owner George Steinbrenner. “One for the Boss,” says the Post’s back cover. (Their front cover is really something else: A composite shot of Shane Victorino with a cheerleader skirt and some mis-matched white legs and Read More