Sometimes, when it comes to working with the VCR, I’m about just as good as A-Rod is with balls hit between him and the line (this year). And, I pulled a rock yesterday when it came to judging how much time I had left on the tape, and recording the Big Stein edition of CenterStage on YES. I did manage to get the first 30 minutes or so – but, that’s it.
It looks like it’s going to be on again at 11 pm EST on 5/27. I’ll have to try and catch the full thing that night.
But, based on what I saw yesterday, I did not come away feeling very good. I did not see The Boss. Instead, I saw a man who looked very much the role of being extremely elderly.
It seemed like G.S. needed to be led with some of the questions so that he could answer them “yes” or “no” or “sure” and the like. And, I noticed traces of tremoring in both his voice and mannerisms (at times).
George really was working his eye-glasses during what I saw – playing with them excessively in his hands while fielding questions and speaking.
And, it seemed that, on a few occasions, Steinbrenner was working hard at choking back an emotional reaction – when there was no need to be emotional at the moment. I hate to say this, but, it was a semi-borderline-kinda-like-visting-someone-in-a-nursing-home-type-thing. I know just the other day there was an entry here about Life After The Big Stein. Gosh, I was thinking maybe 10 years from now.
After just 30 minutes of that interview on YES, now I’m wondering if we have very much time left at all? This is very sad. I wish someone would get to him soon and start working on an autobiography before it’s too late.