Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You Show Me a Good Loser and I'll Show You a Loser

As many of you probably already know, longtime Yankees owner and figurehead George Steinbrenner died early today from a massive heart attack. Steinbrenner (and later his sons) has run the Yankees since 1973, bringing a winning attitude back to the Bronx. Steinbrenner had a history of micro-managing his teams, and famously had 20 different managers in his first 23 years as owner (including hiring/firing Billy Martin 5 times).

You might think it's weird that a blog which principally focuses on Boston sports would write about anything involving the Yankees, but I can personally say I respected Steinbrenner's desire to win. Yeah, I hated how he always seemed to grab top free agents on us, but you can't fault the man for wanting to win. As a fan of baseball, I'd be incredibly psyched to have an owner like that, one who would do anything to bring a winning team to his fans.

Anyways, here's a quick video from an old 60 minutes interview which features George's opinions on winning and losing...

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