The ousted heir-apparent speaks


Jim Baumbach tracked down one-time Yankee honcho Steve Swindal recently, and Swindal, now the head of a marine towing company in Florida, talked with the Newsday reporter. Swindal left the Yanks after a drunk driving incident and a subsequent divorce from George Steinbrenner‘s daughter Jennifer. He says he still roots for the Yanks: “Honestly, I wish them the best. I’ll always be pulling for them, and I’d rather just leave it at that.” That’s a rueful quote if ever I heard one.

Categories : Asides, Front Office


  1. Bo says:

    Has anyone in history ever F’d up as much as Swindal?

  2. pounder says:

    I wonder if things would have been different if he was in control today.Maybe Santana,maybe Haren?We may rue the day that he was fired.

  3. ceciguante says:

    i don’t think the quote came off as rueful. as much as you can read into printed quotes, i think he sounds pretty accepting of the situation. swindal’s probably worth a nice chunk of change, i doubt he has it so bad.

  4. A.D. says:

    He was going to have the Yankees handed to him, tough to blow that one

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