For many people, Tuesday’s death of George Steinbrenner presented a challenge — how to respect the dead, while providing an honest assessment of the totality of one’s life. For others, winning baseball games was all that mattered. And for others, George Steinbrenner was nothing more than the character on a sitcom.
“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser,” Steinbrenner once told 60 Minutes. He was — as they say in obituaries — “a character.”
That’s the topic of today’s discussion about the news with The Current’s Mary Lucia:
In today’s discussion, I mentioned a New York Times article about how Steinbrenner treated his employees. Here’s the link.