• christopher

    the man changed the face of sports as we know it and the players and owners should thank him for what he did for baseball. In many ways he contributed to the year long poularity of baseball popularizing the hot stove. contracs to televise every game and even the creation of channels devotes to sports.

    he wasnt perfect, but he did as much for the game as any owner in history and personally i mourn hte fact that he is no longer in control of the team.

    not to mention that he made possibly one of the best business investments in history buying a team for 12 million dollars that is most likely worth a billion dollars now. he was equally a fan as much as he was an astute business man who had a vision of what the yankees could become as a business and made it happen.

    thank you george…you will be missed

  • steve (different one)

    personally i mourn hte fact that he is no longer in control of the team.

    i don’t.

    not going to rehash the same examples we’ve been over 1000 X’s, but the bottom line is that the Yankees have won in spite of George over the last 15 years, not because of him.

    his willingness to spend is great, but if he let his baseball people make 100% of the personel decisions, the team would be in much better shape right now.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com jane

    After reading that piece by Posnanski I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like to grow up as his sons. George was a star. Hal and Hank will always be in his shadow.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I liked your Thanksgiving story Jane. As the only Yankee fan, in a family of transplanted Red Sox fans, I know what its like to have to bite your tongue. Of course the Yankees recent slip from the top, doesn’t stop me from loudly questioning my family’s sanity.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com jane

        Thanks, Andy. Sometimes you have to resort to food fights when somebody disses the Yankees. Luckily, as Len Berman would say, nobody got hurt!

  • Rich

    I didn’t think I was dyslexic but I read the headline as:

    The Celebrity of George King!!!!

    I’m not kidding. I thought you were lifting the ban and at first, before reading the link and then improving my comprehension, I wondered why Posnanski would write about King.

    All of the turkey caused me to have an Emily Litella moment.

  • mike

    I was visiting Tampa today and stopped by Legends Field and all I can say was wow. George has really turned this franchise into the premier in all of sports. He spends everywhere possible and is rewarded with the largest fan base. When he leaves the team will be in better shape then when he arrived by one hundred fold. It has become a revune producing giant, between the new stadium, YES Network and Legends Field complex his impact is profound. He may not be the brightest or most well spoken individual, but where he lacks, he has surrounded himself with extremelly ralented individuals on and off the field. Kudos to George and I hope he is able to see himself into Cooperstown, NY