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Commissioner Bud Selig said a few words at dinner on Wednesday night for George Steinbrenner, the late Yankees owner. And his son, Hal, was very moved by the gesture.
“It was very moving,” the younger of the two surviving Steinbrenner sons told MLB.com after the third quarterly owners meetings of the year. “Bud said, ‘We all know he did a lot for the game. He passed away between these last two meetings. Like all of us, there were good times and bad times. But he was good for the game and a good friend.’”
Hal said that a memorial is planned for his dad during the Sept. 20-23 four-game series against the Rays at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees already honored Steinbrenner and public address announcer Bob Sheppard at Yankee Stadium before a game against the Rays on July 16. Sheppard died on July 11. The family was not in attendance that day because the elder Steinbrenner’s funeral was in Tampa on July 17. Selig said he is planning on attending the September memorial.
“We’re still trying to pin it down, but I think it’s going to be before the game on Sept. 20,” Hal said.
That would be two weeks after Labor Day. First day of what might be a huge series against the Rays. Is that a good time or a bad time for something like this? What do you think?