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George Steinbrenner, 1930-2010.

Although I’ve been a card -carrying Yankee hater for pretty much throughout my living memory, I’ve always had a certain respect for Steinbrenner, essentially for the same reason one should virtually always be pro-player in sports labor negotitations. It’s true that the market Steinbrenner in in has a potential that some other markets don’t have.   It’s also true that the Yankees’ market (as reflected for the low, low price for which Steinbrenner bought the team) has not always been as massive as it is now, and that much of the success of the Yankees on and off the field owes itself to the fact that Steinbrenner actually invested his money in the team while billionaire cheapskates in the Carl Pohlad mode preferred to stuff taxpayer and revenue-sharing money in their pockets.

Of course, he also had many of the flaws of the classic imperious owner, most notably believing he knew far more about the sport than he did.    It’s not a coincidence that the two great teams the Yankees had during his time of active leadership occurred after he had been removed from participation in the team’s operations for more than a year.    He was a crook, and a whiner.    But he was a visionary, and he cared about winning more than anything else.   As an Expos fan, give me that over Claude Brochu or (gulp) Jeffrey Loria any day.  R.I.P.

Update [Paul]: As the resident lawyer at LGM I consider it my morbid duty to demand, under the circumstances, a very careful autopsy.

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