Wednesday, April 14, 2010

George Steinbrenner a sight for sore eyes

Just seeing George Steinbrenner attending the New York Yankees home opener lifted my heart. The Boss has missed more than a few important games recently after handing over full control of the team to sons Hal and Hank. But there he was yesterday, watching over the festivities and the game and it felt like nothing really changed.

The only thing that was missing was a colorful quote from the fiery Boss to motivate his guys. But what could he possibly have to say about his team? Aside from a rough outing by Dave Robertson, they played great baseball yesterday and have had an unusually good start to the season.

When they showed the Boss on the big screen yesterday, the roar from the crowd was just amazing. Captain Derek Jeter took his time so the ovation could continue. People started screaming: "Boss, Boss, Boss." We couldn't tell from his face what he was thinking, but you have to imagine that he was pretty pleased, particularly when his boy Jeter slugged a home run.

Who knows when we'll see the Boss next at Yankee Stadium. It may be a while, it may be never again. But, for at least one afternoon, the Boss was in the house and he was a sight for sore eyes.

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