The Boss Is Back

Steinbrenner returns to baseball, but not as a kinder, gentler George

GEORGE STEINBRENNER FOR MARGE SCHOTT -- IS that a fair baseball trade? The bigots' Mrs. Malaprop begins her year's suspension from the Cincinnati Reds just as Steinbrenner, the sport's most belligerent, beguiling owner, returns to the New York Yankees, 2 1/2 years after he was ousted as managing partner by Fay Vincent, then the commissioner. With Schott you got Schottzie 2, her drooling St. Bernard. But George needs no dog. He can growl at reporters, fetch overpriced free agents and bite the occasional manager. He can do everything but heel.

The Boss was back with bluster intact, posing as Napoleon for...

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