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Fenway
08-05-2007, 02:40 PM
There has been a big story in NY this weekend concerning the health of George Steinbrenner.


Mike Lupica begs the press LEAVE HIM ALONE

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2007/08/05/2007-08-05_back_off_the_boss.html

This is the article that started the uproar
http://www.portfolio.com/culture-lifestyle/culture-inc/sports/2007/08/02/Baseball-and-Steinbrenner

He doesn’t look all right. In fact, he looks dreadful. His body is bloated; his jawline has slackened into a triple chin; his skin looks as if a dry-cleaner bag has been stretched over it. Steinbrenner’s face, pale and swollen, has a curiously undefined look. His features seem frozen in a permanent rictus of careworn disbelief.

southside rocks
08-05-2007, 03:55 PM
I read the Portfolio article last week. Age seems to have caught up with George Steinbrenner.

Does anyone honestly think that the sports media will respect any request to leave Steinbrenner alone? One, I doubt that they're capable of such a civilized response, and two, Steinbrenner has not built up too much goodwill capital in that particular quarter over the years. The jackals will do what they do.

The interesting question, IMO, is who will take Steinbrenner's spot as owner when he eventually becomes unable to continue? That could change a lot of things about the Yankee organization.

Lip Man 1
08-05-2007, 04:53 PM
I think if ownership remains in his family (and I don't know how his estate is set up) and with the new stadium coming on line that nothing will change with them.

Lip

soxinem1
08-06-2007, 03:56 PM
Since Lupica has been one of his biggest attackers for over 30 years, this is a suprise!

palehozenychicty
08-06-2007, 04:02 PM
Since Lupica has been one of his biggest attackers for over 30 years, this is a surprise!

It is typical Lupica. :rolleyes: