Tuesday, July 13, 2010

George Steinbrenner Passes Away

It has been recently reported that Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has passed away of a heart attack. This is very sad news considering what George Steinbrenner has meant to the Yankees, and his dedication to us fans. I know he will be missed.

6 comments:

Rich Mahogany said...

RIP George Steinbrenner. Your contributions to ship building will never be forgotten. Also, thanks for the many championships.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Honestly, we were lucky to have an owner like him.

Rich Mahogany said...

Agreed. So many sports team owners give the impression that their team is nothing more than an investment to them. You could never get that sense from George. He gave the team everything he had. Take the best elements of the way George ran the Yankees, and you have a template for how to run a baseball team.

Dylan Murphy said...

He wasn't just great for the Yankees, but for baseball. The revenue he created and shared helped a lot of franchises.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Well it helped a lot of franchises pocket the payroll money. I'm looking at you Pittsburgh! But I agree that it was good for baseball overall.

But yeah, he put way more money into the team then most owners ever would. He treated it like a business, which it is, but a lot of owners treat their teams like a hobby. He was a great owner because he was the teams biggest fan! He approached building the team the way a fan would build their own fantasy team. Well at least a fantasy team with seemingly unlimited resources.

lady gaganonymous said...

It is very, very sad. I feel like nothing I could say would be able to express just how very sad it is. I am extremely lucky that he managed my favorite team - that's all.

:(