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Jul 15 – Salute to The Boss: Thanks for It All

He Gave Us the Best of Times

(New York, NY) – As the outpouring of gratitude and memories of George Steinbrenner continues, the FNY team also wants to take a moment to salute him and thank him for the gifts he’s given:  many great teams, a great venue to behold them play, a media network to be in touch and watch at all times and on and on.  George’s legacy as a leader will live on in the greatness he created in and around the Yankees and all fans are grateful.  The Friday Night package has had some special moments the last few years and another one is coming as the Yanks take the field against the 2nd place Rays to start the second half.  But not for the competition, but for the fact that it is the first game to be played since the Boss’s passing and likely to be very emotional and touching and we will be once again lucky, to be their live to witness.

The Yanks will wear a special patch to commemorate The Boss for the rest of the season above their hearts on the left side of the uniform as well as another patch on their sleeve to remember announcer Bob Sheppard.

It remains ironic the timing of it all.  The Yanks were able to win the World Series again for George last year allowing him to go out on top.  And with the season stopped for the All-Star break there was plenty of time to cover the passing appropriately.  And now the Yanks are poised to begin their run for #28 and have inspiration to do so.  Let’s play ball!


3 Responses

  1. The New York Yankees don’t actually buy all of their players. Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano, Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli, Andy Pettitte, Phil Hughes were all homegrown New York Yankees!

  2. You are right Tom, the timing was ironic. Well, George always liked to “steal the show” trying to sign big guys on the day of the Superbowl, so it is fitting that he “stole the show” during the All Star Break.

    It’s hard to imagine one man could do as much as Steinbrenner did. But, without him the Yankees could very well be a very different team today, in a bad way.

  3. Excellent post! It is a sad time for the baseball world especially with the all star game being played on the same day, but I am also surprised at the amount of praise that the man who was once known as the most hated man in baseball. He definitely did do a lot for the New York Yankees and I’m sure the city is very grateful for it. I also kind of like/hate the fact that I have a team to hate for in the Yankees because they just buy all their players. Also you think you could take a quick look at my blog cuz I really want to know what you think. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/greatest-owner-ever-hardly/

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