• Big Stein Feeling Good & Looking Forward To ’10 Yanks

    Posted by on January 15th, 2010 · Comments (2)

    Via the AP

    George Steinbrenner is looking forward to the start of the upcoming baseball season.

    “I am. Aren’t you?” the 79-year-old New York Yankees owner said with a smile on Friday.

    Steinbrenner spent four hours in his office at the team’s complex in Florida, where individual spring training game tickets went on sale. About 150 fans were in line when ticket windows opened.

    The Yankees’ 2009 World Series championship trophy, which was taken to Steinbrenner’s home for him to see earlier this week, was on display outside the ballpark.

    Steinbrenner said the Yankees are in position for what could be another “special” season this year, and that he is “feeling good.”

    A group of former players taking part in a Yankees fantasy camp — including David Wells, Lee Mazzilli and Mickey Rivers — spent time with Steinbrenner in his office.

    Steinbrenner uses a wheelchair because of bad knees and has made few public appearances since turning over control of the team to his son Hal last year. He attended the first two games of last year’s World Series against Philadelphia but watched the Game 6 clincher from his home in Tampa.

    I never knew that Boomer Wells, Lee Maz and Mick the Quick were Talosians?

    In any event, no matter how it was pulled off, I’m glad that the Boss had a nice day in Tampa today and was able to throw a few quotes out to the media…as I suspect, someday, soon, that won’t be remotely possible.

    Comments on Big Stein Feeling Good & Looking Forward To ’10 Yanks

    1. 77yankees
      January 15th, 2010 | 10:16 pm

      It was a bit poignant that he got to see a championship in the first year in the new place.

      Yes, the man is 79 & has lived a long life. I’m sure all the networks have the Steinbrenner “package” ready for air for the inevitable day. It will be a sad day when it comes, especially if it were to be during the season. Remember there was a bit of a pall around the team in recent years the day or two after Scooter and then Bobby Murcer passed.

    2. clintfsu813
      January 16th, 2010 | 11:17 am

      Hopefully Big Stein gets to see a few more parades down the canyon before he goes out.

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