George Steinbrenner Should Be In The Hall Of Fame

George Steinbrenner was known for his controversial ways during his 37-year tenure as owner of the New York Yankees (via nymag) If there is any owner who deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, it has to be George Steinbrenner. He changed the way owners run their teams. Steinbrenner was a very involved owner. No one had been like that up to that point. Most owners before Steinbrenner...
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Ford Jr. on ownership style: 'Nothing has really changed'

His father really did have the right model in some ways: Hire a general manager and coach, let them do their jobs, show them support. With apologies to Jerry Jones and the late George Steinbrenner, it's the ideal way to run a sports franchise. The problem was that William Clay Ford Sr., the late Lions' owner, couldn't seem to hire the "right" GM and coach. Russ...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Superstars React To Adam Rose, Fandango News, More

– The Liverpool Echo has an interview up wit Fandango, which you can read here. – Paul Jordan sent this one in: Last night’s episode of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” entitled “It fits, She Scores” featured baseball themed weddings. One bride was having a vintage ceremony at George Steinbrenner Stadium in Tampa. This bride was rather coy about the reasoning behind the...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Derek Jeter be the Future Owner of the Yankees?

Given Derek Jeter’s demeanor – most of us wouldn’t blink an eye if he announced he was running for Senator – it’s fair to say that the following news should come as no surprise. The Captain wants to be a boss. Jeter talked to YES Network’s Jack Curry, and when asked about one day owning a team, he said, “I would like that. I thought [George Steinbrenner], in...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter says owning a team is 'the next ultimate goal'

There might not be a player in the George Steinbrenner era of the New York Yankees that was closer to late owner than Derek Jeter. There was only one known tiff early in Jeter’s career, when Steinbrenner quesitoned Jeter’s late night activities, but outside of that, the two admired and respected one another. Both had […]Continue reading...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Best part of baseball's expanded instant replay? Controversial calls now will be shown at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Perhaps the best side effect of Major League Baseball's decision to allow managers to challenge at least one umpires decision each game this season is that fans at Kauffman Stadium (and everywhere else) will be allowed to see controversial plays on the Crown Vision scoreboard. Yes, now fans at the stadium will get virtually the same instant-replay experience...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yogi Berra, the Horse, is a Winner

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher..."Yogi Berra" the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Steinbrenner Philosophy on Winning is Flawed

The Steinbrenner family has been running the New York Yankees since 1973 when George purchased the team from CBS.  From George, onto Hal, their “philosophy” on winning has remained the same: buy the best players money can get and you will win World Series championships. There’s just one problem with that approach, it doesn’t exactly lead to winning titles. For those who...
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February 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

Mattingly’s advice to Boss on Jeter paid off

The Boss was calling. He needed advice from Donnie Baseball about his young shortstop, Derek Jeter. A triangle of Yankee greatness: George Steinbrenner, Don Mattingly and Jeter. “George called me that first year that I was going to retire,’’ Mattingly told The Post Wednesday about the phone call leading into the 1996 season. “He said, ‘Do you think Jeter can play short...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Tribute Week: Top Play #5 – Jeter’s First Career Home Run

Though it’s hard to believe looking back, the Yankees front office — particularly principal owner George Steinbrenner — were not convinced that they should open the 1996 season with Jeter at shortstop. His fielding had been a problem in the minors, and even though he was a former first-round pick and highly touted by both scouts and their own baseball people, he was still a...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds to enact a Yankees-like facial hair policy in 2014: Report

Taking a page from the New York Yankees playbook, the Cincinnati Reds will institute a stricter facial hair policy for players beginning this season.Although not as severe as George Steinbrenner's famous edict regarding beards, sideburns and moustaches, new Reds manager Bryan Price likes the idea of "tame" facial growth.Jamie Ramsey, the Assistant Director of Media...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mt. Rushmore of Yankees

As voted on by you, here is the final four Yankees in our Greatest Yankee tournament. Our Final Four contains half of the Core Four as Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are joined by George Steinbrenner and of course Babe Ruth, the four faces--as chosen by the Exiles--to comprise the Mt. Rushmore of Yankees. Next week we will continue, and finally conclude the contest by crowning the...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The all-time coolest Yankees continued: Numbers 10 through 8

From the Smithsonian's "American Cool" exhibition:What do we mean when we say someone is "cool"? Cool is a supreme compliment that evokes people who exude rebellious self-expression, charisma, edge, and mystery.OK, so if we're talking about the all-time coolest Yankees... self-expression, charisma, edge, mystery? Nah,  Len Boehmer doesn't quite...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: The worst defunct MLB mascots

The backlash towards new Chicago Cubs mascot Clark the Cub has been swift, and it has been ugly. Cubs fans are incensed, and rival fans are taking pleasure in mocking Chicago's latest misstep. But Clark the Cub isn't the first mascot that has gotten an intense amount of hate - in fact, he's the latest in a long line of mascots that has earned the ire of their respective...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Los Angeles Dodgers Have a Successful Season?

Free agent signings and high payrolls have been a hallmark of the New York Yankees for years. When George Steinbrenner was calling the shots, no player was too expensive if he could help improve the team. But the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken this reputation as something of a challenge. Over the past two years, under the control of a new ownership group, the Dodgers have raised...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Makes Me A Yankees Fan…

I’m a 37 year old man, who is a husband and father to three great kids. I’ve lived all over the world and throughout the United States. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but don’t consider myself a native of anywhere. I love God, I love my family, I love baseball, and I love the New York Yankees. No matter what life has thrown my way in terms of tragedy or triumph, the Bronx...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Finally reaching the $189 million crossroads, the Yankees apparently will let others determine the future

Hal Steinbrenner sabotaged the 2013 Yankees. At the time, it seemed a worthy cause. If the Yankees could shrink their bloated $230 million payroll to $189 million, they would escape a huge luxury tax. Eventually, they could sign a Bryce Harper or Mike Trout, or even both. One year at $189 million, that's all they needed, and then they could spend, spend, spend... with impunity...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

What Would The Boss Do?

Things Are Different In The Bronx Since The Passing of George Steinbrenner In July of 2014, it will mark the three-year anniversary of the passing of former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. While he was far from an angel, and was oftentimes a meddler, a bully, and downright nasty, it was in his very soul to do whatever it would take to win. Whether that came by trading...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner, The Play, coming to Broadway?

George Steinbrenner can't get into the Hall of Fame but...he just might make it to The Great White Way. Seems Roundabout Theatre Company produced a reading of Bill Madden's currently unavailable Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball last week. The Post's Michael Riedel reports:Richard Kind read the part of Steinbrenner and was “terrific,” says [play co-writer Ira...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Torre elected to the Hall, Steinbrenner falls short

The Expansion Era Committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday morning that former managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox will be enshrined in Cooperstown. All were voted in unanimously. Torre, who couldn’t quite make it in on his numbers as a player, was a lock as a manager. He went a combined 2,326-1,997 (.538) over 29 years with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How could we have so tough in dealing with Robbie, and then cave in so pathetically with Beltran?

Last night, the signing of Carlos Beltran - three years, age 37, cranky knees, our sixth OF - conjured instant memories of the last time a Steinbrenner hustled out to grab a headline, after another team picked our pockets. It happened after the Redsocks stunned baseball with an outlandish bid for Dice K, the Japanese sensation. So we broke the bank and signed Kei Igawa. Remember...
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Heart and Soul of the NY Yankees — An Ode to Derek Sanderson Jeter

Does July 1st 2004 mean anything to you? If you are a diehard New York Yankees fan it should. Please click here to read this story. The post The Heart and Soul of the NY Yankees — An Ode to Derek Sanderson Jeter appeared first on Players View.
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Boston may do what the 2010 Yankees didn't: Keep their foot on the accelerator

In the early 2000s, the Yankees never sat still.  After enduring a 14-year barf, in which the Yankees never once made a post-season, George Steinbrenner decided he would never take a pennant for granted. Thus, after the Yankees won - and despite the ire of the other owners - George still signed the best free agents available: Jason Giambi, Mike Mussina, Carl Pavano, Jose Contreras...
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Yankees behind the times?

There was a time when a ballplayer's grooming habits actually did matter. I'm thinking maybe the Eisenhower administration, right before those doggone mop-top, rock-n-roller kids from England came over and corrupted America's youth -- what with their songs about "holding hands" and "twisting" and "shouting." It was important then for a...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hair, hair! Celebrate Brian Wilson

The New York Yankees have crossed Brian Wilson off their list. Everyone else should put him at the top of theirs. It's not so much that Wilson turned down a chance to play for the hallowed Pinstripes. We should admire him for the reason why. In a society overrun by opportunists, sellouts and politicians who check their principles at the Capitol door, Wilson stands up for what...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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