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Hal Steinbrenner Wants You Know What He Thinks

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

George Steinbrenner use to publish “missives” when he believed his team was performing less than their best. Fans and media alike would await the latest statement from George after a tough weekend against the Red Sox or when the Bombers were in the midst of a long losing streak. Hal Steinbrenner is not nearly as […]

Selig’s Final Act Should Be Reinstating Pete Rose

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

David Brown of Yahoo’s Big League Stew caught up with Pete Rose earlier this week. Rose gave Brown a lengthy and honest interview that is a must-read for any baseball fan. Today, instead of managing in the big leagues, Rose spends his days signing autographs and attending dinners with baseball fans through his web business at PeteRose.com. When […]

Things Getting Tight in Boston, Perspective on Jason Bay, Sausage Shenanigans, Griffey Jr. Folklore

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Are we about to see the next great Boston collapse? It’s been a long time since the Red Sox and choke have been synonymous, but the Sox lead over Tampa Bay is just five games in the loss column after their loss to Tampa last night. They have six more games with Tampa the next […]

My Perspective on Joe Torre

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The perception of Joe Torre by Yankees fans is one of the more interesting dynamics we have seen in this town. You have two camps which I will call the “St. Joe Acolytes” who believe Torre walked on water and was integral to the team’s success. The other side is the “Clueless Joe” crowd who […]

Steinbrenner Created Dolan Dysfunction?

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Interesting column by Ian O’ Connor at ESPN New York: “[George] Steinbrenner had been whispering in Jim’s ear that he needed to get involved with the players and coaches if he wanted to be a great owner,” Checketts said. “So Jim sat there and started lecturing Jeff on how the brawl of ’97 and the […]

Why Cuban is Right for the Mets

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

After the death of George Steinbrenner in July the obvious question was who will take George’s mantle as the next dynamic MLB owner? In a league long on country club, and short on flair, Mark Cuban seemed to be the obvious choice. I opined at the time that he would be a great choice to […]

Watch: George Steinbrenner on 60 Minutes From 1987

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Nice to see George admit he is the “worst loser in the world.”

George Steinbrenner Named 2010 NYBD “Man Of The Year”

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

As announced on last nights show NYBD readers elected George Steinbrenner as the first annual “NYBD Man of the Year.” In case you are just tuning in, I decided to start a tradition by selecting individuals or events that impacted New York sports throughout the previous year. The inaugural choices were George Steinbrenner, Sandy Alderson, […]

Vote: NYBD 2010 “Man of the Year”

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Since 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a man, woman, or idea that “for better or worse,” has most influenced events in the preceding year. I decided to steal this idea shamelessly and announced on my radio program tonight the start the annual NYBD “Man of the Year” here in 2010. Our criteria will be the […]

Vets Committee Gets It Wrong

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Although the Veterans Committee named a deserving Pat Gillick to the Hall of Fame, their snub of George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller has me a bit perplexed. I didn’t have Gillick on my ballot, but it was more due to the focus on Steinbrenner/Miller than his lack of credentials. Gillick was successful in four organizations […]