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.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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