I saw this photo of Big Stein, taken last month, in a Joe Henderson Tampa Tribune feature mentioning Bill Madden’s book on the Boss:
If I saw that guy on the street, I wouldn’t know who it was…
Now, in my mind, George Steinbrenner looks like he did back in the late ’70′s/early ’80′s. It’s just the image that I’ve filed away for him. And, if I had to “age” him, I’m think “George Steinbrenner” circa 2000-2004. But, never, do I think of him as appearing as he does now…and it’s always a shock to see the rare current photo of him.
Speaking of the Madden book, I’m up to 1981 now and loving it. It’s a great read.
Recently, as I was reading it, I wondered what things would have been like in Yankeeland if blogs were around in 1977-1985 and just as popular as they are today. Would Steinbrenner be reading them and flipping out on what he read? Or, would “The Boss” have had his own blog – and how much trouble would that have gotten him into?
It would have been interesting…that’s for sure.