March 02, 2008

Lede of the Year Nominee

Jonathan Mahler, author of the "Bronx is Burning" book, has a dynamite piece in this week's NYT "Play" section about the Steinbrenner brothers and their takeover of the Yankees. My favorite part is the start:

Hank Steinbrenner was driving like he owned the place. “This thing’s got no pickup,” he said, gunning my midsize Hyundai down Steinbrenner Drive in Tampa, Fla. We had just finished lunch on a January afternoon at a Steinbrenner family favorite, an Italian restaurant called Iavarone’s, and were on our way back to his new office at Legends Field in my rental car, which Hank had insisted on driving. As we approached the ballpark, he steered the car up onto the curb, drove it on the main walkway, between the Yankees merchandise store and a small memorial park devoted to Yankee immortals, and came to a stop just a few feet from the tinted-glass door marked “Executive Offices.” “This is where I usually park,” Hank said, stepping out of the Hyundai and tossing me the keys.
With insanity like that at the helm, the next ten years should be a Yankee-hater's dream!

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 2, 2008 07:58 PM

No blogger, I like this quote about the new stadium. "It will be Red Sox Nation’s version of hell."

Posted by: A at March 3, 2008 02:40 PM
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