worst George Steinbrenner behavior - a poll

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figure I know what the (rightful) winner will be, but dude racked up a series of son-of-a-bitch moves. which was his worst offense?

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the Dave Winfield fiasco 4
His illegal contributions to Nixon and getting pardoned by the Gipper 3
His military-style grooming code 1
Apologizing to the City of New York for losing the World Series 1
Producing a shitty Broadway play 1
Firing literally everybody, esp Billy Martin 1
Hosting SNL in 1990 0
Calling out Jeter for partying too much 0
His legal contributions to the Bush family 0
Threatening McPhail for upholding the Royals pine tar protest 0
Holding a press conference where he lied and said he was beaten up by Dodgers fans to inspire the Yankees 0
Demanding Reggie Jackson hit cleanup or Martin was fired (and other meddling) 0
Other 0


real warm grandpa (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 November 2023 21:11 (five months ago) link

That is quite a list of accomplishments.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 3 November 2023 21:17 (five months ago) link

what was the Broadway show?

deep wubs and tribral rhythms (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 3 November 2023 21:21 (five months ago) link

had never heard that Winfield story before - crazy!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 4 November 2023 00:48 (five months ago) link

I'll go with Winfield. (Could also add--think I have this right--trying to force Mattingly to trim his sideburns...while he was under suspension, I think.)

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2023 00:50 (five months ago) link

Weirdly enough--someone from New York can correct me on this--I think, in the end, most Yankee fans viewed him positively. He spent money in an effort to win. Recklessly, not very intelligently through the late '80s, but he never held back.

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2023 00:53 (five months ago) link

I mean, giving money illegally to Richard Nixon has to be pretty high up there.

Apparently, he assisted the FBI in a sting operation (or two) prior to his pardon?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 4 November 2023 00:56 (five months ago) link

Donnie!

calstars, Saturday, 4 November 2023 00:59 (five months ago) link

(Actually, you do essentially include the Mattingly incident at the top, missed that.)

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2023 01:10 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 30 November 2023 00:01 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 1 December 2023 00:01 (four months ago) link


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