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Offline cmdterps44

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George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Topic Start: July 13, 2010, 10:05:18 AM »
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/george-steinbrenner-dies-at-80-after-masssive-heart-attack?GT1=39002

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George Steinbrenner Dies at 80

The N.Y. Yankees owner has died at a Tampa, Florida hospital after suffering a massive heart attack.


http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/07/george-steinbrenner-dies-of-heart-attack.html

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Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away this morning in Tampa, Florida, according to a statement from his family.  The AP has reported the cause to be a heart attack.  He had recently turned 80.  Our condolences are with Mr. Steinbrenner's family and friends.

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #1: July 13, 2010, 10:24:17 AM »
RIP

Offline blue911

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« Reply #2: July 13, 2010, 10:25:57 AM »
I hope I'm not supposed to feel sad.

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #3: July 13, 2010, 10:26:27 AM »
Baseball icon. Rest in peace.

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #4: July 13, 2010, 10:46:26 AM »
ESPN is literally repoting nothing except this. Good day for television.

RIP though.

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #5: July 13, 2010, 11:06:12 AM »
Hated his team, but wish we had an owner like him

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #6: July 13, 2010, 11:26:03 AM »
I'll be curious what the value of his stake is in the NYY.  Didn't he buy them for less than we are paying Guz this year?

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #7: July 13, 2010, 11:32:09 AM »
He bought them for 10 million dollars. Spent under 1 million in his own money as part of the 10 million dollar bid.

They're worth over a billion dollars now.

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« Reply #8: July 13, 2010, 11:35:24 AM »
I'll be curious what the value of his stake is in the NYY.  Didn't he buy them for less than we are paying Guz this year?

given how long they knew he was dying for, I doubt he still had a stake. If he did, good timing with estate taxes

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #9: July 13, 2010, 11:47:34 AM »
I hope I'm not supposed to feel sad.


I do  -he had a family.

Hated his team, but wish we had an owner like him

Do you? He was cheap as hell for years, and fielded awful teams. Took him a long time to come around.

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« Reply #10: July 13, 2010, 11:57:31 AM »
I do  -he had a family.

I guess I'm a jerk but I don't feel bad for Hank either.

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« Reply #11: July 13, 2010, 11:59:14 AM »
RIP. A larger than life personality in the game, both good and bad.

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« Reply #12: July 13, 2010, 12:01:15 PM »

Do you? He was cheap as hell for years, and fielded awful teams. Took him a long time to come around.

He bought the team in 1973 and they won in 1977 and 78. Lerner got the Nats in 2006, so if you give him the same 'long time' we'll be winning this year?

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« Reply #13: July 13, 2010, 12:04:49 PM »
I had no clue that Steinbrenner was cheap.

You'll have to point me to some articles about that.

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« Reply #14: July 13, 2010, 01:38:46 PM »
Guy was a legend, period. RIP

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #15: July 13, 2010, 02:14:09 PM »
As soon as the Messersmith decision, he opened up the purses.  The Yankees already had Munson and few key guys in the system like Roy White, Guidry and Randolph (I think), but it was his quick plunge into free agency that earned him his rep.  They were good as soon as 1974 (89-73, 2d in East).

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« Reply #16: July 13, 2010, 03:13:13 PM »
As soon as the Messersmith decision, he opened up the purses.  The Yankees already had Munson and few key guys in the system like Roy White, Guidry and Randolph (I think), but it was his quick plunge into free agency that earned him his rep.  They were good as soon as 1974 (89-73, 2d in East).


http://espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/Steinbrenner_George.html

Yeah it took him a couple years to ramp up, then he Jerry Jones'ed them into the ground in the 80's. Sorry.

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #17: July 13, 2010, 06:04:22 PM »
ESPN is literally repoting nothing except this. Good day for television.

RIP though.

I'm boycotting ESPN. I'm not surprised that they are doing this.

As far as Steinbrenner goes, I plead the 5th.

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« Reply #18: July 13, 2010, 06:10:02 PM »
I'm boycotting ESPN. I'm not surprised that they are doing this.

As far as Steinbrenner goes, I plead the 5th.

:lol: Its so annoying. Granted, its the all-star break and the only other sport on is summer basketball, it was an all day thing for George... :roll:

They were even having people call in. Darryl Strawberry was probably the most understandable one. The others from what I saw were Aaron Boone (since he works there) and DICK VITALE. I mean HONESTLY. DICK VITALE?

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« Reply #19: July 13, 2010, 07:34:42 PM »
:lol: Its so annoying. Granted, its the all-star break and the only other sport on is summer basketball, it was an all day thing for George... :roll:

They were even having people call in. Darryl Strawberry was probably the most understandable one. The others from what I saw were Aaron Boone (since he works there) and DICK VITALE. I mean HONESTLY. DICK VITALE?
RIP to George but I agree it's really annoying. Sean Taylor died and he got only freaking 30 minutes on his life, same with Harry Kalas who got much less time than his outstanding career deserved.

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Re: George Steinbrenner dead at 80
« Reply #20: July 13, 2010, 07:40:22 PM »
RIP to George but I agree it's really annoying. Sean Taylor died and he got only freaking 30 minutes on his life, same with Harry Kalas who got much less time than his outstanding career deserved.


not to disrespect Taylor, but Steinbrinner was the most polarizing owner in all of sports, and the team that he owned just happened to be the most popular team in the largest market in America. Besides, now that the Decision has made his decision, there is nothing happening in sports right now.