• Santa Stein

    Posted by on December 15th, 2005 · Comments (4)

    From the St. Pete Times

    For the 17th consecutive year, the Steinbrenner family has staged its annual Christmas Holiday Concerts. More than 2,000 students from Pinellas County public schools heard the orchestra play holiday songs Wednesday. Last week, an equal number of Hillsborough students came to a show at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

    Equally important to Steinbrenner is the reaction of the students. He got a standing ovation on Wednesday and reveled over how the kids were active participants, singing carols and clapping along with the percussion section.

    At the end of the concert, the kids received an Adidas Yankees bag with 10 gifts, including a T-shirt and cap.

    Philanthropy is a Steinbrenner trademark, and many of his acts of goodwill go unpublicized. The Boss said his motivation is rooted in benevolence.

    “I’ve been lucky enough to be successful, and I want to pass it on,” Steinbrenner said. “I don’t want to die with all this money. I want to give to the people.

    “I don’t want to be the richest man in the cemetery.”

    Wow. Christmas spirit sans Anna Benson’s blouse puppies. It can happen!

    More importantly, it’s G.S.’s line of “I don’t want to die with all this money” that hits me. I believe it. I just hope that when his son-in-law is in charge that we continue to see that spirit.

    Comments on Santa Stein

    1. Jason O.
      December 15th, 2005 | 8:05 pm

      SL, thanks for the update about what a kind man Steinbrenner really is and also the pic of Anna Benson’s main deck guns.

      It’s 8:03 PM, is Nomar pulling a Giles on us?

    2. December 15th, 2005 | 8:20 pm

      I wish Jim Kaat would call him up and say “Think long, think wrong, Nomar.”

    3. December 15th, 2005 | 10:40 pm

      Them aren’t bad blouse puppies. Anna has a lot goin’ on. But, like most ex-strippers, she shouldn’t talk.

      All that aside, GS is a great man. I have always admired him even in his darkest days. For some reason I always thought he’d be more like this. His passion for winning knows no bounds. I just like the guy, that’s all.

      Blouse puppies. I’ll try that on my wife, who puts Anna to shame in that one category. I know, TMI.

    4. rbj
      December 16th, 2005 | 1:29 pm

      Puppies, thems is more like Great Danes. Wouldn’t mind seeing Anna take them for a walk in public.

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