Today, July 13th 2010, is a sad day. It marks the death of one of baseball’s great original characters, George M. Steinbrenner III, owner of the New York Yankees. Now we here at internetclub91, while huge baseball fans, are official Yankee haters. So while we cried in our respective childhoods as Yankee dominance crushed our little Met dreams time and time again, we took great solace in Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David’s wicked cartoon-esque parody of Steinbrenner on the legendary Seinfeld. So in honor of the man on his day of passing, we present these clips to all Yankee fans and haters alike. Enjoy.
This is Steinbrenner (voiced by Larry David) at his annoying best, singing Heartbreaker while George is trapped under his desk in his makeshift bed…Hilarious!
This one is George Steinbrenner blissfully recollecting all the people he’s fired in his tenure as Yankee boss. The magical part was how Steinbrenner slips up and names then current Yankee manager Showalter who actually would be soon fired after this episode aired and replaced with Joe Torre.
COSTANZA IS A COMMUNIST
This one’s from the Seinfeld series finale. Steinbrenner is called to the stand to recollect his years when George worked for him..Needless to say it doesn’t go so well for poor George who is accused of being a communist!
The last clip is a compilation of many of the great Steinbrenner moments from the show. Here we see how George managed to get improbably hired by Steinbrenner, how Steinbrenner plans to use George as a pipeline into Communist Cuba, and “Big Stein’s” growing obsession with calzones. CLASSIC stuff.