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    Steinbrenner- the high's & lows

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba..._the_boss.html

    If you're a Yankee fan, there's no doubt you appreciated his desire to win..& his willingness to do whatever it took to get the players that he thought would bring championships to the Bronx.

    But afew things need to be pointed out-

    1- don't canonize him- he'll never be remembered as a "good guy". There are too many examples of boorishness for that.

    2- The Yankee dynasty of '98-'00 was built by Gene Michael, while Steinbrenner was banned form baseball. If you think King George would've been patient & let Jeter/Posada/Bernie/Mariano develop...well you'd be wrong. Last year's championship was developed by......a checkbook.

    RIP King George

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    We're still waiting for that article...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba..._the_boss.html

    If you're a Yankee fan, there's no doubt you appreciated his desire to win..& his willingness to do whatever it took to get the players that he thought would bring championships to the Bronx.

    But afew things need to be pointed out-

    1- don't canonize him- he'll never be remembered as a "good guy". There are too many examples of boorishness for that.

    2- The Yankee dynasty of '98-'00 was built by Gene Michael, while Steinbrenner was banned form baseball. If you think King George would've been patient & let Jeter/Posada/Bernie/Mariano develop...well you'd be wrong. Last year's championship was developed by......a checkbook.

    RIP King George
    Mets blow and so do you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    We're still waiting for that article...
    Bastid.

    That's what I was gonna say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revi$_I$l@nd View Post
    Bastid.

    That's what I was gonna say.
    hopefully they'll reprint it as part of a retrospective on him over the next few days...you know the article exists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    We're still waiting for that article...
    Damn you for beating me to it, TD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polidore22 View Post
    Mets blow and so do you.
    lol, never gets old.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba..._the_boss.html

    If you're a Yankee fan, there's no doubt you appreciated his desire to win..& his willingness to do whatever it took to get the players that he thought would bring championships to the Bronx.

    But afew things need to be pointed out-

    1- don't canonize him- he'll never be remembered as a "good guy". There are too many examples of boorishness for that.

    2- The Yankee dynasty of '98-'00 was built by Gene Michael, while Steinbrenner was banned form baseball. If you think King George would've been patient & let Jeter/Posada/Bernie/Mariano develop...well you'd be wrong. Last year's championship was developed by......a checkbook.

    RIP King George
    Don't worry Tuck, you're actually right on point. But, like anything else, Yankee fans will remember him in a different light than will fans of other teams. Mainly because of their need to have everything associated with Yankee baseball to be perfect in their minds.

    In fact, how dare you allude to the fact that once Georgy boy rebuilt the Yankees, he came dangerously close to destroying it? You have a lot of nerve, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen View Post
    Don't worry Tuck, you're actually right on point. But, like anything else, Yankee fans will remember him in a different light than will fans of other teams. Mainly because of their need to have everything associated with Yankee baseball to be perfect in their minds.

    In fact, how dare you allude to the fact that once Georgy boy rebuilt the Yankees, he came dangerously close to destroying it? You have a lot of nerve, sir!
    yeah, he was such an awful owner wasn't he? look at his rings then look at your scrub owners rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen View Post
    Don't worry Tuck, you're actually right on point. But, like anything else, Yankee fans will remember him in a different light than will fans of other teams. Mainly because of their need to have everything associated with Yankee baseball to be perfect in their minds.

    In fact, how dare you allude to the fact that once Georgy boy rebuilt the Yankees, he came dangerously close to destroying it? You have a lot of nerve, sir!
    The Yankee name and allure was pretty much in shambles when George bought the team.

    You can say a lot of things about Steinbrenner, especially pre-1993.

    But one thing you can't say is he hurt the club. He made it (again) what it is supposed to be. The greatest American sports team, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleedgreen View Post
    Don't worry Tuck, you're actually right on point. But, like anything else, Yankee fans will remember him in a different light than will fans of other teams. Mainly because of their need to have everything associated with Yankee baseball to be perfect in their minds.

    In fact, how dare you allude to the fact that once Georgy boy rebuilt the Yankees, he came dangerously close to destroying it? You have a lot of nerve, sir!
    And Met fans paint every Yankee fan with the same broad brush..TODAY is not the day to recount the bad things George did, he was not the best owner particularly early in his tenure...but the man passed away today...let him have his moment before the Tuckers of the world tell us all the bad things he did...

    Yankee fans know about the GOOD and the BAD...no need for YOU to point it out...let the man rest in peace today...

    Seriously WTH is wrong with some people?!?

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    How is it that there is so much more venom towards the Yanks coming from Mets fans as opposed to say...Red Sawx fans?

    There are plenty of Sawx fans on this site, but even they dont waste the time and energy.

    Its hilarious because I still would root for the Mets do well in any situation except head to head.

    But honestly, the Met fans are fricken obsessed and bitter.

    Jeebus.


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    Of course he wasn't perfect. He did some questionable things, made some terrible baseball moves. Signed some real dogs.

    But he did deliver what all of the other owners couldn't -- a dynasty -- and restored the Yankees to the top of the sports world. He was by far the best owner in the league, and despite his brash behavior at times, players loved playing for him.

    You douche bags kicking dirt on him, saying he wasn't a "good guy", before he's even laid to rest are just classless. Though I don't think anyone ever expects a shred of class out of tucker.

    Everyone who knew George, you certainly DID NOT, says he was a great person who cared about others. He used his fortune not only on his baseball team but for charity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMikeIsHot View Post
    Of course he wasn't perfect. He did some questionable things, made some terrible baseball moves. Signed some real dogs.

    But he did deliver what all of the other owners couldn't -- a dynasty -- and restored the Yankees to the top of the sports world. He was by far the best owner in the league, and despite his brash behavior at times, players loved playing for him.

    You douche bags kicking dirt on him, saying he wasn't a "good guy", before he's even laid to rest are just classless. Though I don't think anyone ever expects a shred of class out of tucker.

    Everyone who knew George, you certainly DID NOT, says he was a great person who cared about others. He used his fortune not only on his baseball team but for charity.
    Your last comment is probably the LEAST publicized part of George's legacy. If the modern press were not so on top of EVERYTHING, many of his multi-million dollar donations would have happened with NO ONE knowing about them. He was VERY generous that way.

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    Poor timing on the George bashing for sure.


    At least wait till tomorrow....



















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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    How is it that there is so much more venom towards the Yanks coming from Mets fans as opposed to say...Red Sawx fans?

    There are plenty of Sawx fans on this site, but even they dont waste the time and energy.

    Its hilarious because I still would root for the Mets do well in any situation except head to head.

    But honestly, the Met fans are fricken obsessed and bitter.

    Jeebus.

    Take a look at the Santana thread. It works both ways.

    Steinbrenner was a POS, but he definitley brought entertainment to baseball. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYjets105 View Post
    Take a look at the Santana thread. It works both ways.

    Steinbrenner was a POS, but he definitley brought entertainment to baseball. RIP
    Did Santana pass away today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Did Santana pass away today?
    No. I hear he forced some chick in the park to play ball though.

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    As a Mets fan I can say that I would have loved to have Steinbrenner own them instead of the Wilpons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Did Santana pass away today?
    He's talking about the amount of hatred each fan base has towards the other team, it has nothing to do with who died. And yes, as a Met fan I would of loved to have him as an owner.

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