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Bloops: More George Steinbrenner Memories

Posted by Neil Paine on December 28, 2010

We've linked a few times to Mary Jane Schriner's posts about George Steinbrenner, so here's another one her son sent our way:

Sixty Years Later a Wonderful Gift from an Old Friend - Mary Jane Schriner's Blog

I also found this post on her site:

George really did like Meatball Calzones!

Funny to find out that these Seinfeld scenes were rooted in some truth:

11 Responses to “Bloops: More George Steinbrenner Memories”

  1. Mike Felber Says:

    Cheese, pepperoni, eggplant...meatball is never mentioned as being in that calzone.

  2. Mike Schriner Says:

    Sorry the truth is George liked Meatball Calzones, I have it directly from the source.

  3. Mike Felber Says:

    I do not doubt that is true Mike S. I am saying that the post on her site seems to be referencing the show re: what he "really" liked,, & that episode did not mention meatballs in the calzones.

  4. Mike Schriner Says:

    No problem, but isn't it nice to know he really did like calzones. My mother said he had quite a passion for all types of things.

  5. Stu Baron Says:

    And why is any of this newsworthy?

  6. KitchenSink Says:

    Are you kidding, Stu? What kind of a George Costanza lookalike are you? This info not only adds to the rich tapestry of the game but it's prime Americana arcana.

  7. Lasseter Says:

    I'm with Stu. Can we at least get a WPA per calzone?

  8. Jeff J. Says:

    Oh, I thought Steinbrenner was trying to get

    this player

  9. Stu Baron Says:

    But did Frank Malzone like eggplant? That's a question for a sabermatrician, lol.

    But seriously, with no disrespect intended to Mike Schriner or anyone else, this Mary Jane Schriner seems a bit obsessed with George Steinbrenner. I mean, why is it newsworthy or a big deal that she knew him? I'm sure other folks did too.

  10. Mike Schriner Says:

    I think the story is interesting to many people because she had saved the letters he sent to her over 60 years ago. No one in our family had any idea that she had them.

    Last summer when she heard the news that George had passed away she took them out for the first time in many years and began to reminisce. Her memories combined with the letters have given people a look back in time.

    I think the story she wrote for the NY Times the day before his funeral rejuvenated her and gave her a little bit of hapiness that she could share with others. She has lost her vision and is unable to get out much. Reliving her memories has been a really positive thing.

    I setup the blog and when she remembers something about that time she will call me so I can post it for her. People have asked her to share and that is what she is trying to do. Her memories are vivid and her ability to write is a gift. Writing positive things about George is a good thing.

    Here is the link to the NY Times story

  11. Mike Felber Says:

    Yes, all of this is positive & heartwarming. And if we hold him accountable for the negative conduct & deserved MLB bannings, it is only appropriate to humanize him in death. Good for Ms. Schriner.

    I understand that Steinbrenner was benevolent towards the hyper, dippy portrayal of him on Seinfeld. Better than represented as a bully or heartless, he must have seen the silly image as harmless.