View Full Version : Steinbrenner turns 75

06-21-2005, 06:01 PM
The legend of King GeorgeGeorge M. Steinbrenner III has a surname that is German for "stone burner," one that conjures up nearly as many images as he has had managers. Ask a dozen people on one side and you will hear about a Prussian autocrat, blustering bully, Patton wannabe, a tyrant in a turtleneck. Ask a dozen others and you will hear of a loyal friend, unstinting philanthropist, tireless patriot and unabashed softie.FULL STORY (http://nydailynews.com/front/story/320930p-274443c.html)

Daily News fawning over The Boss again


06-22-2005, 07:31 AM
I met Steinbrenner in Tampa during spring training one year (late 80's) when I was a kid. It was at Al Lopez field which used to stand where Raymond James stadium is currently (and was the Reds spring training complex.) He was about the nicest guy you could talk to. I told him where I was from (Elkhart, IN) and he talked about how his sons owns some property there and how he and a couple of his boys went to Culver Military Academy, which isn't too far away. Looking back, he was a real class act.

Working for him may be a different story, though....:cool: