Boston University Professor of Sports Journalism Frank Shorr reacts to the passing of the baseball icon calling Steinbrenner a “lightning rod” who made the sport better:
“He was a lightning rod certainly, but always had the best interest of his team in mind. He never failed to make the Yankees better and, in turn, baseball better. Sure, he spent a lot of money, but he filled ballparks, albeit with teams you often loved to hate.”
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