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Murray-- Still Searching for George

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Murray Chass rings in with about his 27th column on the missing George Steinbrenner:

  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Yeah, you're right Boom. It's not a story when George Steinbrenner misses almost every home game. Especially with his team in a division race.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Poor Murray - never got his exit interview:

  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    "Creative tension"? Nah. That would imply the implementation of subtlety and art.

    Damn-the-torpedoes, I'm-the-Boss-and-you're-not, blunt, assholish
    douchebaggery? Now you're talkin'.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Pathetic article.

    More about himself than about George.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I thought it was fine until the end.

    I would like to have been able to recall that telephone call and other moments with George, but either he or his aides never allowed the meeting. One day I was at Yankee Stadium and was told he was there and would meet with me, but the game went by and the call never came. Now it never will.

    Just unnecessary.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Certainly confirms Murray's obsession over the past 4 years of finding out if there was something wrong with George.
  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Unnecessary & redundant.

    Murray's told this tale of woe repeatedly.

    As a guy that's covered him since '73, you'd think he could tell a nice story, and include info no one else could. Instead, he made it about himself. Again.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the fact that he couldn't says something about the subject.

    I find it somewhat telling that the two writers who've known George ever since he came to the Yankees in 73, Mushnick and Chass, are the two that couldn't find positive words for him in their eulogy pieces.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Joel Sherman did as accurate a wrapup as anyone, though I'm sure the syncophants didn't like it.
  11. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member


    Your post prompted me to look for it. Yep, that's another solid lambasting. The only thing I ever noticed him being good at was spending gobs more money than his competitors could match.

    Good to see a few people remember the Steinbrenner I recall--the irrational hotheaded decisionmaker who cruelly bullied his subordinates and used fear as a tool much like dictators and mafia bosses do.

    All these Yankee fans praising him today are the same ones who gave the loud ovation at Yankee stadium the day it was announced he'd been banned for the sordid Winfield/Spira scandal. How soon they forget.
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Yes, we all agree for the thousandth time that those were the bad days. So, that makes it right and proper to hold it against him after he served his time, and because it means nothing that the team won seven titles under his ownership -- more than any other team in that time. You and the rest of the anti-Yankees faction can do global maturity a favor and get the fuck over yourselves.
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