Tuesday, July 13, 2010

R.I.P. George Steinbrenner


(from NYT obituary) George Steinbrenner, who bought a declining Yankees team in 1973, promised to stay out of its daily affairs and then, in an often tumultuous reign, placed his formidable stamp on 7 World Series championship teams, 11 pennant winners and a sporting world powerhouse valued at perhaps $1.6 billion, died Tuesday morning. He was 80 and lived in Tampa, Fla.

4 comments:

T. Paine said...

Despite the fact that I despise the Yankees, it is too bad that Steinbrenner passed away...

Dave Splash said...

The Yankees are the all American dream team. Most Yankee hatred is jealousy...

T. Paine said...

Yeah... I suppose you love the Lakers and Cowboys too for the trifecta of Satan's favorite teams... :)

Dave Splash said...

No. Well, I hate basketball in general, so no Lakers for me. And I have hated the Dallas Cowboys since I was a child. But the Yankees are another story entirely.