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Many of the partners are convinced that Mr. Steinbrenner's choice as successor, his 33-year-old son Hank,
''It's getting nastier and nastier as each day goes along,'' Edward Rosenthal, a partner, said yesterday. ''I don't think Hank wants to do it, and that's created monumental problems for George. And the timetable, with Aug. 20 approaching, is horrendous.'' As part of the agreement between George Steinbrenner and major league baseball announced July 30, Mr. Steinbrenner agreed to resign as the Yankees' general partner on or before Aug. 20.
A source close to the Steinbrenner camp pictured him as desperately concerned about repercussions that
The fear that the Yankees will be rudderless by next week led one limited partner to ask major league baseball to consider allowing a temporary caretaker, an overture under consideration by the commissioner's office.
Some partners are also reportedly mulling whether to seek a joint management team, which could include Mr. Goldklang and two other partners, Barry Halper and Daniel M. Crown.
Mr. Goldklang, when reached at his New York office, declined to comment about any possible move by him into the general partner's role. Mr. Halper, owner of a paper-products company and a neighbor of Mr. Goldklang in Livingston, N.J., declined to be interviewed. Also unavailable for comment was
George and Hank Steinbrenner have declined to comment on any aspect of the succession.
Mr. Rosenthal, a Cleveland steel executive and a supporter of George Steinbrenner, also indicated that the partners had not had any direct signals from George Steinbrenner since late last week.
The agreement was the result of Mr. Vincent's investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Steinbrenner's payment of $40,000 to Howard Spira, a known gambler. Mr. Vincent ruled that Mr. Steinbrenner's payment, which Mr. Spira said was made in return for detrimental information about the former Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield, was not in the best interests of baseball....
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The cause of all the concern is Hank Steinbrenner, who is pictured increasingly as the reluctant heir. After a brief tenure with the Yankees in 1986, Hank made it known that he
''I think Hank wants to be out. I talked to George, and he said if Hank doesn't want it, he isn't going to push it. I don't think he's going to twist the kid's arm.'' Rosenthal said he sympathized with the father. ''I would want my son,'' he said. ''I don't see how he could feel any other way. Leave destiny to an outsider, a stranger? Not me.''
It was already doubtful that any candidate could be approved by the partners and then by baseball by next Monday under any circumstances. Any nominee would have to clear three major hurdles: Approval by the commissioner, approval by the Yankees' limited partners, and approval by the other club owners.
But it was clear from the outset that Hank Steinbrenner was in for rigorous inquiry from the other owners....
At the same time, Melendez said that the seven Williams took turns at bat in winter ball before injury a 'hamstring' is not enough time to judge whether or not to be considered for the team.
Now, let me be clear, Bernie will be considered," said the former outfielder Meléndez central New York Yankees were leading two years of Major League Baseball a few weeks ago and who played his first game in the winter league in 12 years with Giants Carolina." Noel Pineiro Planas, google translation from Spanish. file photo El Nuevo Dia by Jose RodriguezTweet Stumbleupon StumbleUpon
Reusse will have as his right-hand man Jay Kolls, who had been teamed with Clark. ...
News flash: There is no such thing as objectivity in American journalism. Instead, in large part as a result of the formulaic practices that are taught in U.S. journalism schools, what most mass-media news organizations pursue is
Thus, on television, the same talking heads from the so-called left and the so-called right (American media incorrectly use the terms "liberal" and "conservative" all the time, but that's the subject of another discussion) routinely appear, simplistically
The one-sentence announcement on Friday in the Communist Party newspaper Granma offered no details on why Marti, picked to the all-tournament team at the 2006 WBC, and Gomez, a former Olympian, were released from Havana’s Industriales.
Marti talked publicly about how Cuba would seek revenge during the 2009 WBC
The 29-year-old Marti began his career with the island’s top baseball league in 1999 with the Metropolitanos of Havana, the capital’s second-tier squad.
The 28-year-old Gomez is a left-hander who batted third slot in the Industriales’ lineup and hit .394 in 2007. He began playing in Cuba’s top league as a teenager and was part of the Olympic team at the Sydney Games in 2000, which took the silver medal. He was left off Cuba’s 2006 WBC squad.
Gomez had lived in a Havana apartment building adjacent to the aging stadium where the Industriales play. The building is full of players and their families and painted in the colors of Industriales, blue and white, with a script “I” logo. He moved to a new apartment in the capital’s Vedado district sometime ago, however.
Like many elite Cuban athletes,
but the island’s National Baseball League is far-and-away the most-followed in this baseball-mad country.
It was the team of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, who was the most famous player on Industriales and in Cuba when he defected to the United States, eventually winning a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1998."...photo from AFP via Yahoo
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The Times has put its 17.5 percent stake in the Red Sox up for sale, and recent news accounts have reported that the company has also offered to sell the Globe, too. The Financial Times reported last week that Connors was in talks with Times executives to buy the Globe and the Red Sox position.
Before putting on the uniform of the Giants Carolina last weekend, the latest involving Williams had been in baseball in 2006, with the Yankees.
"For me it is hard to see the role of Bernie for the Classic. In Puerto Rico there is much active material is very good and some are left out," he told El Nuevo Dia, Edwin Rodriguez, leader of the Triple A affiliate of the Florida Marlins.
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The Times's 17.5 percent stake in New England Sports Ventures also has attracted the attention of
Connors, a former Boston advertising executive, was part of a group two years ago that was interested in buying the Globe. The group included former General Electric Co Chief Executive Jack Welch. The Times rejected that offer.
For homeowners, the upkeep of their power sources can also be a bother....
It is, of course, because of the generosity and thankfulness taught us by Jesus Christ whose birthday we celebrate on December 25th.
So, for The New York Times, Christmas is not a day to celebrate the birth of Christ. It is a day
Yeah. Merry Christmas, New York Times. Merry Christmas, indeed."...
(Reeves, Star-Telegram, 12/25): "It was exactly a year ago today, Christmas Day 2007, that I began telling Josh Hamilton’s story to anyone who would listen.
There is no better time than Christmas Day to introduce the Star-Telegram’s Sportsman of the Year. It is the one day of the year the Texas Rangers’ outfielder cherishes more than any other, so perhaps you’ll understand Josh’s gentle reminder when I told him how special this Christmas must be for him and his family after the wonderful year he’d just experienced.
His theme, you see, just doesn’t change. You can call to talk about him, but inevitably he’s going to turn the subject to the No. 1 man in his life. It’s why you see his face now on those
The on-field promise that Hamilton, a five-tool high school star who was the No. 1 pick in the country by the Tampa Bay Rays in 1999, was teased in Cincinnati in 2007 and fully delivered last season with the Rangers when he hit .304 with 32 homers and a league-leading 130 RBI.
Hamilton was an American League All-Star, won a Silver Slugger Award and caught America’s full attention with his amazing performance during the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium.
Hamilton’s patience as the year unfolded was an amazing thing to watch. I can remember a day at Yankee Stadium in June when baseball’s drug tester was there for one of Hamilton’s almost daily random tests. Because Hamilton had been drinking so much water and fluids during the day, the results were, shall we say, watered down and the tester couldn’t get what he needed.
Hamilton would simply shrug, give it some time and then patiently provide another sample until the tester had what he needed. Josh never became angry, never showed even a smidgen of impatience. He understood completely that this is part of the price he pays for his past and now, for his future.
Not one time during the entire was he tempted to turn back to crack cocaine, his drug of choice when he was scraping bottom for four years....
He has spent the off-season resting and getting his body in shape and
getting ready for the long regular season....
Josh is right. Today isn’t about him, or you, or me. Today, and every day, we are all second." (registration required).
"Seeking to fortify its core assets, New York Times Co. is actively shopping its stake in the holding company of the Boston Red Sox baseball club, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
The Times Co. pushed discussions beyond the exploration phase early last month at a quarterly meeting of NESV's limited partners at which
It is unclear what the Times Co. thinks it can get for its stake. Barclays Capital estimates the Times Co.'s investment is worth about $166 million; analysts and sports bankers recently told Reuters the Times Co. could raise at least $200 million if it sold its stake.
It is the second largest shareholder behind Mr. Henry."... via Poynter.org/Romenesko
vowing to start the 1995 season with
Otherwise, how could small-market clubs
Stop being surprised in these deals when you hear comments from EVERYONE but the players. Until the player speaks I am comfortable telling you
Half of these folks get told things from teams because teams
Go down the list and you can see that there's a lot of people that lost money this year in other businesses....
That owner was Mark Attanasio. He is the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Interesting, though I thought the Steinbrenner family still had shipping interests, horses, and a few other things. But not enough to be considered a primary business. The YES Network (not to mention the new stadium) is almost
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