Results for tag: George Steinbrenner
Posted by: Jack Curry on Jul 14, 2010 at 10:03:01 AM

I have tried to look relaxed while sitting in a chair shaped like a baseball glove inside George Steinbrenner’s office. I have sat beside Steinbrenner at a black tie dinner. I have chased Steinbrenner through parking lots and stadiums. I have had Steinbrenner bestow a nickname on me.

In 20 years of covering baseball, I did a lot of writing and reporting about Steinbrenner. When you cover the Yankees, you had to cover Steinbrenner. It was almost as critical as covering the team. Before Steinbrenner receded into the background in recent years, a reporter who didn’t have access to the principal owner was useless.

After Steinbrenner had a massive heart attack on Tuesday and passed away at the age of 80, I contacted Don Mattingly, Buck Showalter and David Cone to get their recollections

Posted by: Jack Curry on Mar 30, 2010 at 02:22:38 PM

The first time I covered a Yankee game as the main writer, my car was swiped. Or at least I thought it was stolen. After parking in midtown Manhattan to pick up a computer part at The New York Times, I bolted out of the building 10 minutes later and stared at a painfully empty parking spot.

On the subway to Yankee Stadium, I was equally worried about getting to the Bronx in time for pre-game interviews and about how I was going to eventually get home to New Jersey. Before Pascual Perez had gyrated his way through three innings, I learned that my car had been towed. After writing my story, a friend drove me to the impound lot to retrieve my car. It was around 2 a.m.

That incident had nothing and everything to do with covering baseball, and taught me a lesson that has shadowed