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.
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Yesterday, police raided two drug gangs based in South Bronx housing projects, seizing guns, drugs, and cash. They made 37 arrests, and charged 53 people altogether.
Both the The Times and the Daily News lead with the projects’ proximity to Yankee Stadium: less than a mile. They’re following police commissioner Raymond Kelly’s lead in tying Read More
My parents moved to Brooklyn in 1955 when I was almost two years old, and by the time I was four, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants had played their last home games in the five boroughs. Until Casey Stengel and the Mets arrived in 1962, the only baseball team in town was the Read More
Memo to Major League Baseball: Next season, if you want to put the Yankees-Mets series center stage, don’t schedule the games immediately after the Yankees play the Red Sox and the Mets play the Phillies. No Yankees-Mets series could ever be meaningless, but the one that starts tonight comes as close to feeling anticlimactic Read More
Daily News: Wow. It looks like the News got its hands on Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts’ long anticipated book about Alex Rodriguez. You’ll remember Ms. Roberts as the reporter who broke the story in February that a few years ago, in an anonymous, voluntary test, Mr. Rodriguez had “tested positive for two anabolic steroids” Read More
First, a little bit of business! You can now find a page of nothing but Wood War on the Observer web site! Bookmark this special Wood War Page link.
New York Post: The first great big summer blockbuster is here! And though this morning is a little springy for it, Lou Lumenick was getting Read More
Jacoby Ellsbury’s steal of home in Sunday night’s game – with New York third baseman Cody Ransom standing so far away from Ellsbury that he couldn’t have identified him in a police lineup — didn’t end the season for the New York Yankees, but if things continue like this for much longer, Yankee Read More
Daily News: We’ve been counseling the Daily News not to fear overdoing the Craigslist Killer piece this week, but we fear the paper has proven us wrong. Today’s front page promises “EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS” and offers one of them: the accused murderer caught in a candid in a sort of party fist-pump in front of some Read More
Daily News: Hey, Madonna’s not looking so hot on the cover of the Daily News this morning, is she? That is undoubtedly because the photo on the cover was shot by a News photographer who managed to get the singer, who is recuperating from a fall off a horse at the photographer Steven Klein’s Hamptons Read More
New York Post: It’s always a nice idea to give fans a double-truck cover—that is, to use the front and back cover of the newspaper as a single image that can be pulled off the paper and tacked into that fabricky divider next to your desk at work. We don’t think too many Yankees fans Read More