:Note: While we realized that Korked Bats is a dedicated sports site, we feel the issue discussed in the following article transcends all medium, and, though it has nothing to do with sports, must be discussed. Thank you, KB.
Early Tuesday morning, beloved actor George Steinbrenner passed away from a heart attack. He suffered the heart attack while (most likely) researching another role, as he was found in the Spring Training Facilities of the New York Yankees (baseball) organization.
Steinbrenner will be most remembered for his role as the owner of the New York Yankees organization, a franchise belonging to Major League Baseball in the United States of America. Leaving us is the man who coined such phrases as, “Hire this man!” and “You could put that fancy mustard on a shoe and it would taste pretty good to me.”
Steinbrenner also reprised his Seinfeld character on multiple episodes of Saturday Night Live, as well as The Late Show with David Letterman and even an episode of Trading Places. He defined method acting. Stories are told of random people encountering Steinbrenner on the street, and, upon a brief conversation, they discovered he was still in character.
Thank you, George. You were one of the funniest George’s on Seinfeld, and you will be missed.
We lost one of the greats yesterday.
R.I.P. George Steinbrenner