The Brothers Stein

The Shawn Green comparison
The Phil Hughes experience

Jonathan Mahler, the author of the excellent book The Bronx is Burning, penned a 7,000-word piece on the Steinbrenner brothers for this weekend’s Play magazine. It’s available now online here. Once I have a chance to read through the whole thing, I’ll break it down more. It is, by far, the most detailed look into the lives of Hank and Hal we’ve read this spring. Emma Span already has and offers up her take at Eephus Pitch. The reason for moving the tarp at the new stadium is money. Literally.

The Shawn Green comparison
The Phil Hughes experience
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  • Mike N (Stamford, CT)

    Hank = Sonny Corlenoe
    Hal = Michael Corleone

    Advice to Hank, avoid toll booths.

  • Brian

    Is it just me or does Hal bear a striking resemblance to the page from 30 Rock?….who obviously can get all the dates he wants.

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  • Rich

    My take is:

    Hal smart

    Hank not so much

    The article is limited in its analysis, imo, because it appears that too many people in the Yankees’ hierarchy were given instructions on how to respond to many of the interviewer’s questions, so many of the responses are boilerplate. But it does offer some interesting anecdotes and quotes, as well as a few little known biographical facts.

  • BrunoAKAmaximumpotential

    I’d LOVE to see the Yanks sign Furcal after this season, dump Damon, and move Jeter to LF

    • steve (different one)

      why would you want the Yankees to sign a shitty player?

      i’m all for moving Jeter off short, but i am confident that a Damon/Jeter combination would outproduce a Jeter/Furcal combination when you add up offense and defense.

  • Rob

    This article sucked – big time. The author keeps trying to infer that there’s going to be family problems between the siblings in running the team but offers up no evidence to support that nonsense. Even the title annoys me because of what it implies. And he continues on with the nonsense about them needing all the money the new stadium will bring. Blah, blah, blah.