A love-hate relationship with The Boss

You might think it was fun to be around Steinbrenner -- and some of the time, it was

Updated: July 13, 2010, 2:26 PM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN Books

Steve Wulf, editor-in-chief of ESPN Books, covered baseball for Sports Illustrated from 1980-93.

I hated the way he treated employees, but I loved that he sat in front with his driver.

I hated that he bought titles for the Yankees, but I loved that he put money into less glamorous pursuits like track and field.

I hated that he thought he knew everything, but I loved that he knew chicken breeding, ship building, Broadway musicals and the novels of Thomas Hardy.

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