Friday, July 16, 2010
The Boss Through Story
I read an interesting post by Joel Sherman on his blog speaking of his experiences with the Boss I thought would be good to share. The more you read about George, the more you realize just how unique of an owner he was. Its easy to be put off by someone with such a rough demeanor, and who seemed so irrational at times, but George was more than that. He had a huge ego, but could make fun of himself. He had high expectations, but was just as hard working. Spent millions on his team, and spent millions on charity. I've heard people say that George's contributions to charity were merely a tax write off for his business, and maybe that was so, but typically these are the same people who can't spare the $20 they blew on beer that night when tragedies like Katrina, the tsunami, or the earthquake in Haiti hit. The Yankees, under Steinbrenner, gave $2.5 million to those releif efforts. Many organizations with the kind of money the Yankees had could not be bothered to donate. It all says something about the nature of the Boss.