As a Red Sox fan, I hate the Yankees.

But my Williams love will always top almost anything else, so I was sad to hear about George Steinbrenner’s death today.

I never had the chance to meet him personally, although I came close at the 2005 Kentucky Derby when he had the favorite, Bellamy Road, running.  He was momentarily a few tables away up in Millionaire’s Row, but I couldn’t get up the nerve to say hi before he headed down to the paddock.

To quote Fay Vincent, another fellow Eph and former commissioner of MLB, “To me he was not a great man, but he surely was a remarkable one."  (Can’t believe I’m linking to FoxNews either, another instance of Williams love trumping all.)

RIP George Steinbrenner.

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