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  1. Marvin Miller politicks (or not) for Hall

    Rob Neyer

    Earlier today, I quoted George Vecsey on George Steinbrenner. Among the things I left out was Vecsey's big finish: Everybody makes more money because of Marvin Miller. But voters have tended to ignore Miller because baseball people have a bad case ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  2. Too soon to put Big Stein in the Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    George Vecsey on what's going to be the biggest story out of Cooperstown this winter: George Steinbrenner died on July 13. It's now November, and he is on a short list for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We were just getting used to the ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  3. Big Stein's mash notes quashed, for now

    Rob Neyer

    Sorry, folks. Looks like you'll have to wait a while longer before reading the early romantic stylings of George Michael Stein III ... The 19 letters describe an innocent 60-year-old story of the friendship between a collegian named George Steinbre...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  4. Is Big Stein's monument perfectly sized?

    Rob Neyer

    A friend writes: The Steinbrenner plaque is perfect. What better way to memorialize a pompous ass than this way? If he had a modest monument, someone might be fooled into thinking he had even a touch of humility in life. The overblown, gaudy, ov...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  5. Asking Rob

    Rob Neyer

    Dipping into the mailbag and learning some things ... Bob, I disagree that George Steinbrenner's massive plaque is outrageous. While he had many faults and miscues throughout his ownership of the Yankees, no one can refute or deny that he built a f...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  6. The problem with Steinbrenner's plaque

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Pearlman on the latest thing you can see from outer space: A disclaimer: This is meaningless. In the grand scheme of the world, who cares? Really, who cares. That said, what the hell were the Yankees thinking when they polluted sacred Monume...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  7. Joe Torre back in Yankee fold

    Rob Neyer

    Well, here's something we can stop worrying about -- Joe Torre is back in the fold: Last night was about George Steinbrenner in every way, but as we all know, the lingering story in the background was the return of Joe Torre to Yankeeland, his f...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  8. The Boss isn't only deserving Hall candidate

    Rob Neyer

    Richard Sandomir on another deceased Yankees owner who belongs in Cooperstown: Since George Steinbrenner's death last week, the momentum for his Hall of Fame candidacy has accelerated. His case is strong: the Boss redefined baseball's economic lan...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  9. Sometimes an analogy is just an analogy

    Rob Neyer

    Man, I should have seen this coming: The Anti-Defamation League, which advocates against anti-Semitism and bigotry, also believed (Tim) McCarver's comments went too far. "No matter what one thinks of the Yankees' treatment of Joe Torre, likening ...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  10. Steinbrenner got beginning, ending right

    Rob Neyer

    I've been reluctant to write about George Steinbrenner today. I'm intimidated, just as so many of his employees were intimidated for so many years. Steinbrenner's personality -- not to mention his accomplishments -- seem so large as to crowd out some...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  11. Don't count out the pinstripes

    Rob Neyer

    What might surprise George Steinbrenner is that even "true Yankees" don't always win, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2005
  12. Marginal change might be enough

    Rob Neyer

    How much better will the Red Sox be with A-Rod and Magglio Ordonez? Not as much as you might think.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2003
  13. Steinbrenner the main reason for Yankees' success

    Rob Neyer

    It's absurd to think the Yankees are great in spite of George Steinbrenner. They're great because of him.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2003