Tuesday, July 13, 2010


George Steinbrenner passed away this morning. I am sad. I had tried to reach him last week on his birthday (July 4th) which I had done every year for decades only to discover he was unreachable. The general concensus on George was that he was one tough cookie, but I knew a very different George Steinbrenner. He was always there when I needed him. He stood with another good friend Tip O'Neil and gave his support during those dark days when we were working to save Chrysler. Whether it was a Derek Jeter bat for my grandson or joining him to watch his beloved Yankees, George is counted amoung those rare individuals who are true friends. He used to call me "Big Man", but in fact he was the "Big Man". I'll miss you George.