|Title||:||Damned Yankees: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Life with "Boss" Steinbrenner|
|Format Type||:||Unknown Binding|
|Number of Pages||:||292 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Damned Yankees: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Life with "Boss" Steinbrenner Reviews
A good, anecdotal survey of the madness that was the Steinbrenner Era, post Gabe Paul. It's a miracle that the Yankees became relevant again in the '90's, given the extent to which the Boss imposed his will upon the team. It took Steinbrenner's banishment from the game in the early '90's to give the shell-shocked remnants of the Yankees' brain trust the chance to emphasize player development, and which built the core of the Yankees' dominant teams of the '90's to the present. The Boss was eulogized as a "winner" upon his passing a couple of years ago; from my vantage in the cheap seats, "buffoon" would appear the more apt soubriquet.
I'd forgotten I had read this book until I went to review the Steinbrenner bio. What an underrated book this was. The 80s Yankee Era is largely forgotten now cuz they didn't win but those teams were even nuttier than their Bronx Zoo predecessors. Madden and Klein do a good enough job of wrapping it all into a solid narrative. If you want more in depth info on Steinbrenner's worst years owning the team, this is a good place to start.
I liked this book because the people in it mixed the NY style with the western rodeo. This was good.I liked how they looked for something and she hated the canyon height. I don't like heights either. This was good.
A funny and revealing behind the scenes look at the Yanks during the crazy years of the Steinbrenner reign.
The decline and fall of the 1970s Yankee dynasty, primarily at Steinbrenners own hand. Madden was there for all of it and it is recaptured well. A must for Yankee and/or 1980s baseball fans