Rest in peace George Steinbrenner. I am a Yankees fan but old school. Thurmon Munson and Babe Ruth are my most favorite two but from the old school I have more favorites.
Here is a New York Daily News piece on Daryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden remembering George.
I did not agree with Steinbrenner going for big pay rolled stars and the new stadium for me was the wrong move. Now the Ghost of Babe Ruth is homeless but I did feel sad to hear the news.
After September 11 the Yankees were my post-traumatic stress relief. The Yankees was just medicine and I would tune in. My favorite announcer than was Jim Kay. Somehow watching them made me feel a better.
The new stadium was a breaking point for me. It represented Mike Bloomberg's hideous NY that was too expensive for most New Yorkers yet burdened the tax payers with big costs for a stadium most could not afford and that includes the hot dogs, popcorn, soda and beer.
I have extra special Yankee "stuff" I keep close at all times including a shirt with Thurmon Munson's number.
I have listened to handicap people first hand praise George for giving them special sitting and free--some youngsters.
Anyway -- rest in peace and condolences to the Steinbrenners and all loved one.
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