Via Bob Raissman -
Sounding very much like his old boss, Yankees president Randy Levine Wednesday fired verbal shots at an upcoming ESPN documentary on George Steinbrenner, calling it “disjointed” and “the usual news at 6.”
The film, “The House of Steinbrenner,” is produced by Academy Award-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple. It will air on Sept. 21 as part of ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series.
“It was very disappointing to watch the film. She had unbelievable access to the Yankees. She had great access to Hal (Steinbrenner). The interview with him was exceptional,” Levine said. “The rest of the film was the usual news at 6. It was a disjointed effort. I’m not sure where she was trying to go with the story.
“As somebody who is an admirer of hers, I just think she swung and missed at this one.”
Kopple said Levine did discuss “The House of Steinbrenner” with her after watching it at her office.
“I’m sad Randy Levine feels this way,” Kopple said Wednesday. “I feel when people see this film they won’t quite understand what he’s talking about.”
Kopple said her film projects love – love of the Yankees.
“You see a lot of it through the fans and their excitement and their passion for the team,” Kopple said. “You see it in the pilgrimages the people make to (the old) Yankee Stadium on the final day.”
Levine insisted he was just putting on his critic hat and not speaking for the organization.
Geez, I hope, when the Randy Levine Yankeeography comes out, that it meets all his expectations.