Saying Goodbye to “The Boss”
George Steinbrenner has left the stadium, and he goes out as a winner. Its a sad time for baseball fans in general, and Yankee fans in particular. The Boss is the second Yankee icon to depart this week, following the long-tenured announcer, Bob Sheppard. George applied his considerable skills to the Yankees, serving as a major catalyst in the tranformation of the sports business. Despite some underachieving 1980’s teams, by 1996 he had established a dynasty that is still going strong fifteen seasons later. The Yankees were just one of his many successes, but the one for which he will be most remembered.