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George deserves Hall pass

George Steinbrenner would rather win than make money, which is why he belongs in Cooperstown.

Originally Published: September 17, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

We will be hearing from George Steinbrenner sometime in the next 10 days. Could be that he'll wade into a crowd of reporters and angrily complain about the purpose of a Pedro Martinez pitch or an umpire's gaffe. Perhaps he'll issue a statement quoting Patton or Lombardi or Dr. Phil in an attempt to inspire his players. Maybe, if Alex Rodriguez gets a big hit, Steinbrenner will stop to smirk and needle the Red Sox ownership for their failure to get The Deal Done.

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