George Steinbrenner. The name alone is sure to cause an emotion in every baseball fan — ranging from ultimate love to eternal hate. Unfortunately, baseball lost him today. At the age of 80, George Steinbrenner, the owner of the New York Yankees, has died of a heart attack.
Although he’s gone, Steinbrenner will long be remembered. Outspoken owners will forever be compared to him. Seinfeld fan will see him pop up on the TV screen. If the Yankees ever have a bad season, fans will wish ol’ George were there to fix it.
The two things Steinbrenner will be remembered for the most: spending money in free agency and firing coaches. As he aged, he stopped firing coaches as often, however his willingness to bring in high-priced free agents never faded.
Appropriately, the Yankees are on top of the baseball world as Steinbrenner passes. They are the reigning champions and have the best record at the All-Star break.
Well done, George Steinbrenner. Well done.