Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Boss is back

George Steinbrenner made a welcome appearance at the spring training facility of the New York Yankees as exhibition season tickets went on sale Friday. Anytime The Boss makes a public appearance, it's always a good sign. It reminds everyone no matter how much things change around the team, some things stay the same.

Yes, Hal Steinbrenner is firmly in charge of the baseball team, directing the budget and approving or disapproving personnel moves. But the very presence of the Boss best symbolizes the Yankee mission: a championship every year. It's a high standard, extremely difficult to achieve as shown by the eight years between World Series titles, but it works. It keeps players and everyone around the team focused on the ultimate prize.

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