Every time a New York columnist has nothing new or original to say about the Yankees, he or she will write an “if The Boss was still alive” column, channeling the glory days of George Steinbrenner for some easy, lazy fodder. It is important to note that the people who do this tend to be writers whose own glory days happen to correspond with those of George Steinbrenner. Here at HardballTalk, we chronicle this meme in an effort to protect the legacy and memory of the dearly departed. Or something.
Bill Madden of the Daily News knows just what The Boss would do if he was alive for this latest A-Rod business:
If George were alive, you can be sure he would be doing everything in his power to get retribution for the $275 million contract A-Rod signed with the Yankees under false pretenses in 2007 — as well as for everything he…
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