After the sudden passing of legendary Yankees owner George Steinbrenner -- he died early Tuesday morning after succumbing to a heart attack suffered late Monday night -- several of the writers at SB Nation's Yankees blog, Pinstripe Alley, have put together a "collective" look back at The Boss, each with their own way of remembering Steinbrenner.
Travis Goldman, Co-Manager:
Ed Valentine, Co-Manager:
Bombastic bully. Buffoon. Ego-maniacal tyrant. Good for baseball. A blight on baseball. In his later years, a weak old man. Think what you will of George Steinbrenner, and all of those descriptions fit in one way or another.
Steinbrenner changed baseball. And he changed the New York Yankee franchise. It was his will, his money, his unmatched desire to win no mattter what it took that turned the Yankees back into the YANKEES. From a moribund laughingstock back into what they are today, a World Championship-caliber team that everyone loves to hate, a team for which winning is the only acceptable outcome and a franchise that does not apologize for doing whatever it takes to accomplish that. [...]
Thank you, Boss. RIP.