New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died of a heart attack. Love him or hate him, you couldn't ignore him.
I was no Steinbrenner fan, but was saddened by his passing. Over the past 35 years, no Major League Baseball owner has had a greater impact on the sport, bar none. His fingerprints are all over what baseball is today, for better or for worse. Watching a Yankees game on television wasn't complete without seeing the shots of Steinbrenner in his box.
This afternoon, a customer came into where I work wearing a Yankees hat. When I broke the news to him, he was in disbelief.
Rest In Peace, George.