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The Toast of New York…

Congratulations to Brett Gardner, the new starting centerfielder for the New York Yankees!  

 

J. Conrad William, Jr./Newsday via MCT

 

He’s the Toast of the Town!  The King of New York!

 

 

 

 

Brights Lights, Big City…

 

 

 A VIP at the best restaurants and bars in Manhattan…

 

 

Broadway Shows, Fifth Avenue Shopping, and perhaps an appearance on the David Letterman Show…

 

 

He plays among the ghosts of Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle…

 

 

Life is grand!

 

 

BUT, if May or June finds Brett’s batting average at .220, he’ll be banished to…

 

 

 

 

Or perhaps even worse…

 

 

Or worse yet, Egads! (I hate to wish this upon any living soul)…

 

Traded to the Boston Red Sox!

 

 

FORMER YANKEES PRESIDENT PASSES AWAY

 

Former Yankees president Lou Saban died Sunday at his home in North Myrtle Beach, SC.  He was 87. 

 

 

Saban is perhaps best known as the head coach of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, where he coached O.J. Simpson.  Lou was also coach of the Bills when they won the 1964 and 1965 American Football League (AFL) Championships (the last two years prior to the start of the Super Bowl, which began in 1966).  The AFL titles were the only championships in Bills history.  

 

Saban was also the first head coach of the Boston Patriots, who began play in 1960 when the AFL was formed (thanks for that information, Julia!).

 

In 1955, George Steinbrenner served on Saban’s coaching staff at Northwestern University (as receivers coach).

 

“He has been my friend and mentor for over 50 years, and one of the people who helped shape my life,” Steinbrenner said in a statement.   “Lou was tough and disciplined, and he earned all the respect and recognition that came his way.  He spent a lifetime leading, teaching and inspiring, and took great satisfaction in making the lives around him better.  This is a tremendous loss to me personally.”

 

Saban worked for George Steinbrenner as Yankees president in 1981 and 1982.

 

I like this Saban quote:  “You can get it done.  You can get it done.  What’s more, ya GOTTA get it done!”.

 

Saban was definitely one of a kind…

 

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