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R.I.P George Steinbrenner


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As much as I hate the Yankees, you have to respect what he has done with the organization and what he has done for the Tampa Bay area. He has done a lot in his life and he will be remembered in the hearts of many baseball fans.

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Oh wow, couldnt have said it better, hate the yanks but this guy was a class act from the stories I have heard

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He did alot of good things that didn't get alot of news also.

Tampa area lost a great man.

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A quick GS story:

When my wife was a principal of an elementary school in south Tampa, they were raising money to purchase new playground equipment.  After all the fundraising, they were about $2,500 short and were going to go with a scaled-back version of the playground.  My wife got a letter from George with a personal check that more than covered the shortfall.

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I remember reading after hurricane Andrew that George took a truck and personally drove some runs of water down for the survivors.  I understand that he did much for the community without seeking recognition.  Thanks for caring, George.

Go Bulls!

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Steinbrenner did things for USF too. 

I can remember the stir he would cause in the Sun Dome, usually with a Yankee or two, watching Bulls Basketball.  He was in my section but higher up (in the cheap seats) :)

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The statement is below from USF Baseball Coach Lelo Prado on the passing of George Steinbrenner.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of George Steinbrenner. Mr. Steinbrenner has done so much for the University of South Florida, USF Baseball, the Tampa Bay Community and the game of baseball and I will be eternally grateful for his efforts. Baseball has lost an icon and model for success. USF Baseball sends our condolences to the Steinbrenner family and the entire Yankee organization.”

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+1 to Lelo's comment, I couldn't have said it better.

Sports has lost  great man. Thanks George and RIP

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It was easy to hate Steinbrenner because of his ruthless and overbearing (and successful) management of the Yankees, so I was surprised at how sad I thought it was that he died. Outside of being a **** Yankee, he seemed like a good guy.

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Goodbye to the man that made professional sports what it is, and that is not a good thing. A guy that would cut his office workers benefits so he could pay a cokehead $1M+ to hit a ball. A guy whose win at any cost philosophy has raised salaries outrageously, concession prices exorbitantly and pushed families out of the ballparks. But he did donate a bit to schools, operas, ballparks, hospitals and even sprung for some swanky NY Yankee logos for TAMPA cop cars so I guess he is seen as saint.

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