• Derek Speaks…On Stein High

    Posted by on December 17th, 2007 · Comments (4)

    From the St. Petersburg Times

    Most Hillsborough County schools are named after people, but they’re usually educators – poor-pocketed regular folks – and not billionaire businessmen.

    Not people like New York Yankees owner and philanthropist George Steinbrenner, whose name was chosen last week for the long-awaited high school in Lutz.

    Don’t worry, it’s not Wisconsin or Indiana, where school naming rights are for sale; or Marion County, where they’re considering the practice.

    No, school officials here said they simply wanted to honor Steinbrenner: “the Boss,” brassy with a heart of gold.

    Steinbrenner, 77, made the following statement via his spokesman Howard J. Rubenstein: “I am thankful and gratified with this enormous honor, and I’ll continue to help the youth of our community as best I can, because they’re the future for us and for the nation.”

    “With all he’s done for this area, if you’re going to name a school after anybody in Tampa, it should be him,” said Yankee captain Derek Jeter.

    Maybe Derek just chimed in on this one because he wants to use it in his case to establish his Tampa residency?

    Comments on Derek Speaks…On Stein High

    1. Corey
      December 17th, 2007 | 12:43 pm

      if that is the case i am disgusted with jeter

    2. MJ
      December 17th, 2007 | 12:57 pm

      if that is the case i am disgusted with jeter
      Why? Most people would do whatever they had to in order to get off the hot seat. Kirk Radomski sure did…

    3. December 17th, 2007 | 1:15 pm

      Corey – I was just joking.

    4. Raf
      December 17th, 2007 | 2:37 pm

      Corey – I was just joking.

      Guess he isn’t used to your writing style?

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