I wrote a blog last year about the New York Yankees and the extraordinary money the franchise was spending to bring the World Series back to the Big Apple. Well it worked, and the Yanks are looking good again this year atop the American League. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this week aged 80 and it’s fair to say he was a colourful character. There were as many highs as there were lows for ‘The Boss’ in during his 37 years in charge. Check out this blog by SI’s Joe Posnanski on the merits of Steinbrenner’s prospective entry into baseball’s Hall of Fame, it’ll give you a flavour of what the guy was all about. And if this sparks your interest there’s a hell of a lot more out there to read about the guy.
via Joe Posnanski