Via Seth Livingstone –
The Boss is back at Yankee Stadium in a big way.
At least his face is.
On Thursday the Yankees unveiled a 40-foot wide by 13.5-foot tall image in honor of the team’s principal owner who died July 13.
Located on the back wall of the right-center field grandstand, the inscription on the predominantly navy blue tribute reads: “George M. Steinbrenner III, 1930-2010, THE BOSS.” The trademark Yankee Stadium frieze runs across the top.
Steinbrenner’s Yankees won 11 AL pennants and seven World Series.
A list of the Yankees’ 27 championship years – including the seven under Steinbrenner – will be relocated to the facing of the H&R Block Suite level around the Stadium bowl, in view of the field. That relocation will take place prior to the next homestand.
Just a matter of time before something for The Boss shows up in Monument Cave…