"Get this handled!"Just in case you thought stars were "just like us," know that Yankees stud Alex Rodriguez and his since-deceased boss George Steinbrenner, along with Jay-Z's driver, other athletes, and people of note, all had their tickets "disappear" thanks to crooked NYPD helpers. Three ... More >>
Clearly there's a push to sweep George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin (and possibly Ron Guidry) into the Hall of Fame in one package.
We'll deal with Guidry later. In fact, we'll deal with the case for Steinbrenner later.
Right now, we'll say about Martin that he was a mediocre player - 102 ... More >>
The Tenth Inning, the two-part, four-hour update of Ken Burns's 1994 documentary Baseball, airs tonight and tomorrow night (September 28-29) on PBS. We caught up with the show's creator and co-director, Ken Burns, at Yankee Stadium last week before the tribute to George Steinbrenner.
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Holocaust victim?According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.
Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins.
First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>
Update: We've just heard via ABC that George Steinbrenner has died: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died in Tampa after suffering a heart attack, three sources tell ABC Action News.
The Steinbrenner family has now released a statement, per MLB.com:
"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh has decided that someone wants him to comment on George Steinbrenner's death, and, oh-no-he-doesn't (yes he does) let forth some ridiculous and entirely inappropriate sentiments, such as "That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires" and "He fired a bunch of white gu ... More >>
Slowly, almost imperceptibly, George Steinbrenner's image has softened over the last few years. Two recent biographies, Peter Golenbock's George - The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built The Yankee Empire (from Wiley, published last year and out now in paperback) and Bill Madden's Steinbrenner, The Last ... More >>