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Friday, November 6, 2009

Whither Steinbrenner?

It used to be in the old days, George Steinbrenner, owner of the NY Yankees, was a dominating, domineering presence. Back in the 70's, when he used to hire and fire manager Billy Martin, he made as many headlines as any two of the players combined.

I'm not a baseball fan, but learned enough through osmosis to know that he was a guy everyone loved to hate.

In all of the articles I've seen about the Yankees' World Series win, I have yet to see Steinbrenner's name mentioned. I checked Wikipedia to make sure he was still alive, and sure enough, he is, and still owner of the Yankees, although he is no longer chief executive, a role he has delegated to his sons Hank and Hal.

According to Wikipedia, Hank is similar in temperament to his father. But he either purposely keeps a lower profile, or the media has deliberately chosen to ignore him.

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