Are we to believe after New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died early this morning at the age of 80, that one of his more famous “employees”, George Costanza from “Seinfeld”, is out there somewhere mourning? He’s got to be, right?
A couple of memorable George Costanza quotes with his interaction with “The Boss”.
“You, uh, wanted to see me, Mr. Steinbrenner?” – Costanza
“Yes George, I did. Come in, come in. George, the word around the office is that you’re a Communist.” – Steinbrenner
Here’s the delightful exchange that Costanza had the day he met Steinbrenner.
“Nice to meet you.” – Steinbrenner
“Well, I wish I could say the same, but I must say, with all due respect, I find it very hard to see some of the logic behind some of the moves you made with this fine organization. In the past 20 years you have caused myself, and the city of New York, a good deal of distress, as we have watched you take our beloved Yankees and reduce them to a laughing stock, all for the glorification of your massive ego!” – Costanza
“Hire this man” – Steinbrenner
Ahhh….I love it. Hopefully, somewhere, George Costanza is smiling, reminiscing about his time as a Yankee employee. No, probably not. He’s probably off somewhere still haggling with the “Soup Nazi” about getting his bread for $2.