• E-Stein Speaks

    Posted by on July 30th, 2007 · Comments (4)

    From Trend Magazine with a hat tip to BTF:

    (Steinbrenner, reportedly in ill health, would not agree to be interviewed in person. He answered questions via e-mail.)

    (On his biggest realization about managing a business): How hard it was and how volatile I would let myself become when I became frustrated.

    (On his biggest realizations about managing a team): The two greatest were the extent to which I would go in order to win and the sheer scope of my loathing to lose.

    (On dealing with the New York media): You’re talking to the wrong person. You must know my past relationship with the media. However, as of late I’ve learned that “silence” is a very powerful word.

    (On how he feels about the Tampa Bay Devil Rays): The who?

    (On his contributions to the Boston Red Sox’s Jimmy Fund): We’re opponents in baseball; we’re allies in helping children. I have a lot of respect for what they’re doing with the Jimmy Fund, and I wouldn’t dream of not supporting such a worthy cause.

    (On the portrayal of him on ‘Seinfeld’): I loved it. They weren’t too far from the truth. You must laugh at yourself, and believe me, I do.

    “Reportedly in ill health.” Maybe next spring training Big Stein will pull an A-Rod on Day One and come clean on the relationship between him and his health?

    O.K., seriously, it’s sad to see that George can’t do face-to-face interviews these days. It’s getting clear that he’s getting closer and closer to being done as the man in charge. I think Yankees fans are going to miss him, in the end.

    Comments on E-Stein Speaks

    1. rbj
      July 30th, 2007 | 11:31 am

      Indeed, I will miss him. He could be a bit of a bully and would make some mistakes in going after big name free agents at times, but I’ve never doubted that George wanted to win every year, and didn’t sit on his wallet to do it. Can’t say the same thing about some other owners.

    2. christopher
      July 30th, 2007 | 1:58 pm

      Even though I was one of those fans who chanted “George Must Go!” in the ’80s, I will definitely miss George. No owner in pro sports wanted to win more than George.

    3. July 30th, 2007 | 2:24 pm

      Maybe Mark Cuban. He kinda reminds me of a young Stein.

    4. christopher
      July 30th, 2007 | 3:49 pm

      Cuban is a good comparison, but I wonder if he’d put his money where his mouth is if the NBA didn’t have a salary cap.

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