Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Obviously the big national story in sports is the passing of George Steinbrenner. No need to say who he is as his presence since purchasing the Yankees in 1973 has loomed like an oncoming monsoon. In a lot of ways he represents the best and worst in us all. At times generous to a fault but under certain circumstances he could be a petty, vindictive ass. It's impossible to explain what it meant to pick up a New York paper during the mid to late 70's, through the 80's during baseball season. Would there be a new manager? What kind of rant was The Boss on? Nothing tells this story better than a simple look at Sports Illusrated's 1985 Baseball Preview issue. It was a picture of manager Yogi Berra from behind with the caption "Yogi's Back". 16 games into the season, with a 6 & 10 record, George canned Yogi. In a now infamous meeting, Berra cussed Steinbrenner out, threw a pack of cigarettes in his face and disappeared from Yankee Stadium until the successful Joe Torre era when George pleaded for Yogi's forgiveness. Over his first 23 years of ownership there were 20 managerial changes until the stability of Joe Torre upon his hiring before the 1996 season. Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on the show today.
Let's give-a-way another pair of tickets to Friday's Snoop Dogg/Ice Cube show. E-mail your answer to me at stevetannen@live.com
In the past 5 years, Snoop has appeared on a few of my favorite non-traditional network TV shows. One is on HBO, another on Showtime and the other on USA Network.
Name the three shows I'm referring to. Hint, one has finished it's run. The other just had it's season premiere and the other will begin next month. Good luck!

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