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JHester
07-13-2010, 06:02 AM
ESPN.com (www.espn.com)

RIP

Ray G.
07-13-2010, 06:03 AM
Yeah, just heard this on the radio. Holy shit.

So, Pekar/Sheppard/Steinbrenner?

Marc Lombardi
07-13-2010, 06:04 AM
Very sad news. He was batshit crazy sometimes, but was a fantastic owner. Sort of how I'd imagine myself if I owned a baseball team. He will be missed.

Doug
07-13-2010, 06:05 AM
As I said in the MLB thread I've only known the Yankees under his ownership.

Love him or hate him, he did what he set out to do, and that is win championships.

I'll miss him.

RIP, The Boss

Dan
07-13-2010, 06:05 AM
If only he hadn't been ill so long, denying me my righteous anger and hatred of him!

He could buy a good baseball team.

Jonny Z
07-13-2010, 06:06 AM
Police already have a suspect-

5'8", chubby, bald, glasses.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rRV_B-9H1Jc/Soenr2ElGDI/AAAAAAAABZk/7H166NyPWjk/s320/george_costanza.jpg

afroloq
07-13-2010, 06:06 AM
He deserves his own thread.

RebootedCorpse
07-13-2010, 06:07 AM
http://www.interestment.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/george-costanza-380x285.jpg
Fuck you, JonnyZ!!

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/295sw0sw9895.gif

MIKE D
07-13-2010, 06:07 AM
RIP, Bossman. Yankee fans will miss you more than they realize.

Foolish Mortal
07-13-2010, 06:12 AM
Unquestionably one of the top 10 most influential sports franchise owners in history.

dEnny!
07-13-2010, 06:13 AM
WHAT? I was signing up for fantasy soccer, went to ESPN and was STUNNED by this news.

Sad day for baseball, regardless of how you feel about the man and his business tactics, he was an institution of baseball. My condolences. Sad news.

The Robot Lord of Tokyo
07-13-2010, 06:18 AM
On the plus side, when Steinbrenner gets to the afterlife he can engage in one of his favorite past times and fire Billy Martin again.

JHester
07-13-2010, 06:19 AM
On the plus side, when Steinbrenner gets to the afterlife he can engage in one of his favorite past times and fire Billy Martin again.

:lol:

Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
07-13-2010, 06:19 AM
Rip

afroloq
07-13-2010, 06:20 AM
OK for anyone who knows a little better than me, is there any reason why he may not have been inducted into the HoF while he was alive?

Jet
07-13-2010, 06:22 AM
OK for anyone who knows a little better than me, is there any reason why he may not have been inducted into the HoF while he was alive?

Maybe the whole fiasco with Winfield that got him suspended.

GelfXIII
07-13-2010, 06:31 AM
It's not nice to speak Ill of the recently departed, so I'll just say that he was one of the most influential owners in all of baseball history, and he won alot.

DAVE
07-13-2010, 06:38 AM
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a diehard Met fan. Baseball fans are lucky to have had Steinbrenner in our sport.

Ryudo
07-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Steinbrenner changed the game of baseball, or more specifically, the game of ownership.

PeterSparker
07-13-2010, 06:51 AM
Not always the most likable of people, and one certainly can't sanction some of his ways and methods. But it wasn't an act, he really was that passionate and that corny about the Yankees. They didn't win and dominate the baseball landscape by accident. Yankee Stadium was pretty much empty most nights when he bought controlling interest in the team, people forget that, and they had no preordained claim to winning or making any more money than other major market teams. But he saw to it that that would never be the norm again. As a Yankee fan, God bless him for that. Even if it did cause him to get cartoonishly carried away at times, the sentiment was always to deliver for the fans and the city. Definitely can't fault him for that. His douchebaggery has been well documented, but he also did a lot of private good and so much for this city. RIP



Also, you couldn't create the "Big Stein" character on Seinfeld if you weren't basing it on a character like him to begin with. (and Bob Sheppard got into the act as well, remember he was the Giants Stadium voice paging "Joel Rifkin" :) )


Lastly, George was one of the better SNL hosts ever! His episode was damn funny and he lampooned himself better than anyone else ever could.

ArttyG12
07-13-2010, 06:53 AM
RIP. I always thought of him as one of the great characters in sports, but I'm still surprisingly bummed about this news.

CougarTrace
07-13-2010, 06:54 AM
even though I think he was a terrible for baseball and some other things, I will say RIP.

DAVE
07-13-2010, 06:56 AM
even though I think he was a terrible for baseball and some other things, I will say RIP.

Didn't your team sell its naming rights to Enron?

Gunter
07-13-2010, 07:03 AM
On the plus side, when Steinbrenner gets to the afterlife he can engage in one of his favorite past times and fire Billy Martin again.

Then hire him again.

CougarTrace
07-13-2010, 07:04 AM
Didn't your team sell its naming rights to Enron?

you mean before ENRON was outed and then promptly changed the name after yet - yes. And a name on a field really doesn't have to do with anything other than it was unfortunate.

The team has always been a class organization (even though they are horrible right now)

DAVE
07-13-2010, 07:08 AM
you mean before ENRON was outed and then promptly changed the name after yet - yes. And a name on a field really doesn't have to do with anything other than it was unfortunate.

The team has always been a class organization (even though they are horrible right now)

So, they got into business with ENRON while ENRON was committing crimes. They took the money that ENRON provided them for the naming rights and didn't give that money to the ENRON employees who were ripped off by their employers- but Steinbrenner was "terrible for baseball and some other things" and Houston is a "class organization"? Just getting that right.

bstie1198
07-13-2010, 07:21 AM
Steinbrenner was one of my most hated sports figures. I'll miss having him as a villain. Heck, I already missed him the past few years as he went into seclusion as his health waned. He was one of a kind, and the sporting world is poorer for his passing. RIP, George.

artimoff
07-13-2010, 07:34 AM
Burn in Hell!

Dan
07-13-2010, 07:38 AM
He kept the Yankees from winning between 1982 and 1995, and I'll be forever thankful for that :)

PeterSparker
07-13-2010, 07:41 AM
He kept the Yankees from winning between 1982 and 1995, and I'll be forever thankful for that :)

To be fair, the strike kept them from winning in 1994, they were in first place at the time!!!

Dan
07-13-2010, 07:45 AM
And ownership was part of the reason there was a strike, so it still counts!

Kurt Russell Crowe
07-13-2010, 07:52 AM
it was all that kung pow

PeterSparker
07-13-2010, 07:56 AM
And ownership was part of the reason there was a strike, so it still counts!

D'oh!

usagi20
07-13-2010, 08:27 AM
How strangely appropriate that Bob Sheppard died only days before Steinbrenner? Almost as if Sheppard is Steinbrenner's herald, announcing his entrance into the afterlife.

Jet
07-13-2010, 08:35 AM
Ugh, conspiracy theory nuts already jumping on this.

Mwstattel
07-13-2010, 08:35 AM
At least he was alive for the 2004 ALCS.

JamesV
07-13-2010, 08:37 AM
Ugh, conspiracy theory nuts already jumping on this.

What's to conspire?!

Dan-C
07-13-2010, 08:41 AM
Oh good, I was really worried there wouldn't be enough Yankees during the second half of the season. Now MLB and ESPN can dedicate tonight's All Star game and the entire Yankees post season to anything and everything Steinbrenner. During the second half the Yankees will be all "Win one for the Gipper"-ish, and America will weep when the Yanks don't win the World Series.


How strangely appropriate that Bob Sheppard died only days before Steinbrenner? Almost as if Sheppard is Steinbrenner's herald, announcing his entrance into the afterlife.

Look, its always sad when someone dies, but really? I think I need to break out a box of crackers for all that cheese.

Jet
07-13-2010, 08:53 AM
What's to conspire?!

Read one that said he died a few days ago and the announcement was put on hold until the day of the All-Star game.

Marc Lombardi
07-13-2010, 08:59 AM
How strangely appropriate that Bob Sheppard died only days before Steinbrenner? Almost as if Sheppard is Steinbrenner's herald, announcing his entrance into the afterlife.
Does that make Steinbrenner Galactus?

McAfee
07-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Does that make Steinbrenner Galactus?

Eater of Baseball

Buk Was Right
07-13-2010, 09:02 AM
Heh: http://twitter.com/daveshumka/status/18449027496


St. Peter better get rid of that goatee.

DAVE
07-13-2010, 09:04 AM
Heh: http://twitter.com/daveshumka/status/18449027496

:lol: !

Jacques Toochay
07-13-2010, 09:05 AM
George should have never stopped using Eastern Medicine last year.


No, I'm not talking about Matsui.

Doug
07-13-2010, 09:11 AM
Heh: http://twitter.com/daveshumka/status/18449027496

:lol:ita!

MayorMitch100
07-13-2010, 09:11 AM
I guess everyone got serious after the first page. No more George Costanza references. I never liked baseball but I don't like when people die.

SteveFlack
07-13-2010, 10:30 AM
"I want to sincerely apologize to the people of New York and to the fans of the New York Yankees everywhere for the performance of the Yankee team in the World Series. I also want to assure you that we will be at work immediately to prepare for 1982."

I spent most of my my childhood cursing this man, and most of my adolescence adoring him.

He will be missed.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs171.snc4/37881_453136996717_668666717_6681121_4564835_n.jpg

Foolish Mortal
07-13-2010, 02:02 PM
How strangely appropriate that Bob Sheppard died only days before Steinbrenner? Almost as if Sheppard is Steinbrenner's herald, announcing his entrance into the afterlife.
And Harvey Pekar is there pulling down his pants to piss on Steinbrenner when he walks in.

Magnum V.I.
07-13-2010, 02:06 PM
"I want to sincerely apologize to the people of New York and to the fans of the New York Yankees everywhere for the performance of the Yankee team in the World Series. I also want to assure you that we will be at work immediately to prepare for 1982."

I spent most of my my childhood cursing this man, and most of my adolescence adoring him.

He will be missed.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs171.snc4/37881_453136996717_668666717_6681121_4564835_n.jpg

They froze him in Carbonite! That Fast!!!


Finally, at least someones gone now who can't keep buying Hispanic Players and bringing them into baseball!!

southsidejohnny
07-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Unquestionably one of the top 10 most influential sports franchise owners in history.

how bout top 3

russw
07-13-2010, 02:08 PM
And Harvey Pekar is there pulling down his pants to piss on Steinbrenner when he walks in.

:thumb::thumb:

DAVE
07-13-2010, 02:09 PM
I don't think Harvey Pekar cared too much about sports that his ghost would urinate on other ghosts, but what do I know?