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Bill Lee is a piker. This guy REALLY hated George Steinbrenner

Jul 16, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

If you think Bill Lee hated George Steinbrenner, get a load of this rant from Muhammed Cohen (neat name!) of the Guardian:

Steinbrenner, who died on Tuesday at age 80, was a bully and a brat, devoid of humility, class, and
civility, born on third base, deluded that he’d hit a triple, and
convinced he had to tell the whole world how he’d done it. Famed for his
bombast and for making himself bigger than his players and team,
tolerated only because he had money and power, this Yankee Doodle Dandy
born on the Fourth of July paved the way for America to become a loser
by his example.

It just goes on and on like that. The factual examples of Steinbrenner’s flaws are basically accurate, but Cohen’s vitriol at at those flaws seems massively out of proportion.

God love a free press (which they have even in the UK), but Cohen should probably not plan any trips to Yankee Stadium anytime soon.

(thanks to ‘Duk over at Big League Stew for the head’s up)

  1. tomahawkmike - Jul 16, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    What would not be out of proportion in response to a billionaire enriching himself at public expense? Not that he timed it, but his estate will pay no taxes.

  2. Paper Lions - Jul 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Sometimes, the truth may be uncomfortable. This is one of those times. As pointed out, Steinbrenner didn’t actually accomplish near as much as he tried to take credit for.

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