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January 22, 2013 5:00 am

Out of Left Field: Why You Should Quit Caring About Salaries

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Matthew Kory

At some point, owners complaining about high salaries may start to lose credibility. Matt says that point is now.

I’m o-l-d-e old so I can remember when players made a few million dollars a year. I’m talking good players. The best. It’s a pittance compared to what they make today. Dave Winfield once signed a 10-year, $23 million contract. A Hall of Fame outfielder signed for $2.3 million a year. Infuriating! Rage! No way he’s worth that! But I can’t remember a time when players’ salaries were not a public discussion point.

For roughly the last three decades, salaries have been published, debated, and outraged over. Information on player salaries is ubiquitous nowadays but, if you think about it, that’s pretty weird. Baseball players and professional athletes in general are some of the only non-municipal workers in the world whose salaries are public information. Most people’s salaries aren’t made public. Front office executives don’t have their salaries appear in the papers, except occasionally.*

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July 20, 2010 8:00 am

Another Look: George Steinbrenner

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Bob Hertzel

A look at the late Yankees owner by someone who saw the best and worst of the man from a close-up perspective.

This was supposed to be about “The Voice of God,” as Reggie Jackson once dubbed Bob Sheppard, the New York Yankees' eloquent public address announcer for more than 50 years, who died last week. But how can you write about the Voice of God when God himself has died.

George Steinbrenner is dead.

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July 14, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Remembering George Steinbrenner

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John Perrotto

Bud Selig and Derek Jeter reflect on the passing of the Yankees owner, along with other notes from around the majors.

ANAHEIM—George Steinbrenner and Bud Selig had a friendship that lasted almost 40 years. And it was positive proof that opposites really do attract.

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A look back at the reign of the the longtime Yankees owner, who passed away on Tuesday morning.

A titan has fallen, and an era has ended. Just two days after venerated Yankee Stadium public address announcer Bob Sheppard's death, and nine days after celebrating his own 80th birthday, principal Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away Tuesday morning due to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several years, rumored to be suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, and had ceded control of the team to sons Hank and Hal as his handlers increasingly protected him from the glare of the spotlight.

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"I am a Bud Selig man. I consider him a good friend. he's a master at building people together. But while I'm loyal to Bud Selig, the biggest beneficiary in this whole plan are the Milwaukee Brewers. That doesn't seem quite right. I don't know how he sleeps at night sometimes." --George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner

THE BOSS SOUNDS OFF

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