- Personally stung, NY Times reporter Murray Chass can't figure out how to write an article without putting George Steinbrenner's name in the opening sentence. Yet, Chass then says Steinbrenner has with 1 incident revealed that he's a shadow of his former self. WHATEVER DID HE DO?
- CHASS' 'PROOF' IS THAT NEITHER MR. STEINBRENNER NOR HIS REPRESENTATIVE WOULD HAVE A COMMENT FOR THE ARTICLE CHASS WAS SUBMITTING ABOUT THE MATSUZAKA BIDDING RESULTS.
WHY WOULD ANYONE GIVE YOU A QUOTE WHEN YOU EXHIBIT THIS LEVEL OF CHARACTER? YOU HAVE NO BASIS FOR THESE STATEMENTS, ANY OF YOU AT THE TIMES.
- THIS IS ALL, FOLKS. JACK CURRY ALSO OF THE TIMES (AND IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT SHADOWS OF ONE'S FORMER SELF..) ALSO FAILED TO GET A QUOTE RECENTLY FROM STEINBRENNER AND DREW THE SAME CONCLUSION.
CHASS CALLED LARRY LUCCHINO WHO ALSO HAD 'NO COMMENT.'
- Mr. Chass has nothing to say, and should probably enter a rest home himself. All he does in this article is quote unnamed sources about a player's bidding process.
- MR. STEINBRENNER'S BOSS, ALLAN 'BUD' SELIG, HAS ASKED PEOPLE IN BASEBALL NOT TO COMMENT ON THIS BID UNTIL IT'S ANNOUNCED.
- BUT CHASS FAILED TO MENTION THAT LUCCHINO IS THEREFORE A SAD SHADOW OF HIS FORMER SELF.
THIS GARBAGE GOES ON BECAUSE SPORTS FANS ARE WEAK AND PASSIVE, AND WON'T PUT A STOP TO IT.
- "This is about the Boston Red Sox and Daisuke Matsuzaka but first a word about George Steinbrenner, a sad word.
- Despite all the denials from the Yankees, he is not the man he used to be.
- Whether old age or illness is the cause,
- Steinbrenner demonstrated beyond all question yesterday that he was living in another stage of life, far removed from the life he lived for most of his 34 years as the principal owner of the Yankees.
- "George will have no comment on this," Howard Rubenstein, his spokesman, said when asked if Steinbrenner would comment on the Matsuzaka development."
SO, IF YOU DON'T TAKE THIS PETULANT MORON'S CALL, SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU? YOU HEADLINE HIS ARTICLE ON A TERRIBLY 'SAD' NOTE.
- CONGRATULATIONS, MR. STEINBRENNER. YOUR POWERS OF ACUITY ARE BETTER THAN EVER--JUST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING, AND THESE REPORTERS MIGHT HAVE TO ACTUALLY DO SOME WORK. sm
Quotes from Murray Chass' NY Times article, 11/14/06