Red Sox fans say bye to legendary Ste...

Red Sox fans say bye to legendary Steinbrenner

There are 12 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 14, 2010, titled Red Sox fans say bye to legendary Steinbrenner. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

To Boston fans, he ruled a real-life "Evil Empire," buying championships with his unlimited resources, luring the best players and taunting the Red Sox when he scored yet another big-money free agent.

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Norm McKinnon

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 14, 2010
I want to respect the Steinbrenner family because someone special to them died. I respect that. I am an avid Red Sox fan but I will not stoop to the level of bashing the guy for trying to do what he needed to to win. You have to believe that George was a winner and who doesn't want to win? May he rest in peace. GO SOX!
Mike from Reno

Reno, NV

#2 Jul 15, 2010
People don't mention how he side stepped the luxury tax by building that stadium. He has destroyed baseball for smaller market teams. I don't know him but i am glad he is gone . he was a snake.
Hammerhead

Lexington, MA

#3 Jul 15, 2010
he ruined baseball!! he so over inflated the players salaries which drove ticket prices through the roof, the average joe can no longer afford to go to a game! he created a monopoly and took away the competitiveness of the game!
can't win the WS then buy it!!!!

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#4 Jul 15, 2010
When it comes to trying to buy championships, the Red Sox are not exactly slouches themselves. I wonder how many people who vilified Steinbrenner's free market approach to MLB are staunch free-market Republicans.

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#5 Jul 15, 2010
One thing about Steinbrenner, he might have payed some players too much money but if they didn't produce at least he had the balls to call them out and to tell them to ship up or to ship out. (RIP)
Austin from Missouri

Lowell, MA

#6 Jul 15, 2010
he was a good actor in seinfeld
Mark from GA

Columbus, GA

#7 Jul 15, 2010
FK the Yankees and big George. good riddance. This will be the end of the EVIL empire. The Red Sox should NEVER bowl to a Yankee!!!!!!!!!!
Mark from GA

Columbus, GA

#8 Jul 15, 2010
Now if only Arod and Mark t would go
Mark from GA

Columbus, GA

#9 Jul 15, 2010
Gay-rod and Mark T are the big part of the evil empire. They sold their souls to join the Yankees. They are not True Yankees like Jeter, Rivera and Posada. The Yankees SUCK
Bob Smith

Murrieta, CA

#10 Jul 15, 2010
Thanx to all the tributes to the Evil Empire, the All Star game was a ratings flop. Not gonna end anytime soon though, look to the Yanks eliminating Texas in the ALCS then sweeping whomever comes out of the N.L. It's what Bud Selig thinks will save baseball.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#11 Jul 15, 2010
Mark from GA wrote:
Gay-rod and Mark T are the big part of the evil empire. They sold their souls to join the Yankees. They are not True Yankees like Jeter, Rivera and Posada. The Yankees SUCK
For your information, Alex Rodriguez was acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers and he did not come cheaply. They had to part with slugger/base stealer Alfonso Soriano and prospect Joachin Arias who now appears to be coming into his own with the Rangers.
Bob Smith

Murrieta, CA

#12 Jul 15, 2010
Mark from GA wrote:
FK the Yankees and big George. good riddance. This will be the end of the EVIL empire. The Red Sox should NEVER bowl to a Yankee!!!!!!!!!!
sorry,bud, but MLBs not gonna let the BoSox beat the Yanks-watch then pitch counts, gonna see some interesting strike zones.

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