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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Did George Steinbrenner have a fling with Barbara Walters?

I admit Ron Asheton and Larry Fine’s granddaughter sorta made me queasy, but this…THIS!

In Bill Maddens’ new book, “George Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball,” Madden tells us that Steinbrenner’s wife, Joan, had doubts about George and tv personality Barbara Walter’s friendship. The two insisted that they’re just good friends, but during the 2000 Yankees-Mets World Series at Shea Stadium, the Yankees security team was thrown into a panic when the learned that Barbara and Mrs. Steinbrenner were headed to The Boss’ private box.

Repoz Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM | 43 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, media, television, yankees

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   1. Gamingboy Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:19 PM (#3515127)
Well, just another thing to add to the long history of Yankee affairs.
   2. Dale Sams Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM (#3515128)
the Yankees security team was thrown into a panic when the learned that Barbara and Mrs. Steinbrenner were headed to The Boss’ private box.


Like this?
   3. Craig Calcaterra Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM (#3515130)
See, I could have gone my whole life without picturing Babs and Big Stein doing the horizontal hula in front of God and Mike Piazza and everyone.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:34 PM (#3515133)
See, I could have gone my whole life without picturing Babs and Big Stein doing the horizontal hula in front of God and Mike Piazza and everyone.


I NEED BRAIN BLEACH!
   5. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:39 PM (#3515138)
My penis is nauseated.
   6. bfan Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:44 PM (#3515140)
Barabara sure seemed to get around. I am feeling a little clearer about understanding her success in getting interviews now. It wouldn't be my choice of a technique, but who am I to judge?
   7. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: April 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM (#3515143)
Well, I was thinking about never eating again, and this cinches it!
   8. LargeBill Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:09 PM (#3515159)
Is there anyone over 70 years old and reasonably newsworthy that she didn't get "friendly" with at some point?
   9. bfan Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:18 PM (#3515166)
Is there anyone over 70 years old and reasonably newsworthy that she didn't get "friendly" with at some point?


I think Barbara missed on Nixon, Agnew and Mother Teresa.
   10. Gamingboy Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:19 PM (#3515168)
I think Barbara missed on Nixon, Agnew and Mother Teresa.


What about the Pope?
   11. AndrewJ Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:21 PM (#3515170)
What about the Pope?

Now who's being naive?
   12. PerroX Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:36 PM (#3515175)
Barbara and Mrs. Steinbrenner were headed to The Boss’ private box.

Threeway!

Actually, 'The Boss' private box' was security's nickname for Walters.
   13. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:46 PM (#3515183)
Is there anyone over 70 years old and reasonably newsworthy that she didn't get "friendly" with at some point?


As of two days ago, Al Pacino qualifies for Barbara's private box. Sadaharu Oh is due in next month.
   14. Law Boy Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:46 PM (#3515184)
Salacious innuendo strategically leaked to sell a book. Yeah, it must be true.
   15. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:53 PM (#3515192)
I am currently the saddest person in the world, because I read this.
   16. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:55 PM (#3515195)
Barbara did it with Gaylord Perry just to get the extra Vaseline for her camera shots.
   17. chemdoc Posted: April 27, 2010 at 01:57 PM (#3515200)
"Oh, Mistew Steinbwennoo!"
   18. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 27, 2010 at 02:10 PM (#3515209)
---"Oh, Mistew Steinbwennoo!"

---I'm giving you a raise!
   19. CrosbyBird Posted: April 27, 2010 at 02:22 PM (#3515221)
"Oh, Mistew Steinbwennoo!"


That's the funniest thing I've read in April. Congratulations!
   20. PerroX Posted: April 27, 2010 at 02:25 PM (#3515226)
I'm thinking the assistant to the traveling secretary is somehow involved.
   21. PerroX Posted: April 27, 2010 at 02:41 PM (#3515245)
A disturbing question - if security was alarmed when both Walters and Mrs. Stein were headed to the batters box, who was with The Boss at the time?

I found a pic of Steinbrenner conferring with Walters. Not a romantic pair.
   22. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: April 27, 2010 at 02:43 PM (#3515248)
Hey, Steiny likes a good calzone. Who doesn't?
   23. chemdoc Posted: April 27, 2010 at 02:58 PM (#3515261)
"Oh, Mistew Steinbwennoo!"


That's the funniest thing I've read in April. Congratulations!

Slow 4 weeks on BBTF?
   24. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 27, 2010 at 03:14 PM (#3515281)
Eeeeeewwwwwwww....
   25. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: April 27, 2010 at 03:20 PM (#3515286)
Mom, I thought I'd never forgive you for having that affair with President Taft.
   26. Tommy in CT Posted: April 27, 2010 at 03:21 PM (#3515287)
Say what you will, but this story is undoubtedly the prohibitive favorite for a Pulitzer Prize in the "who gives a ####\" category.
   27. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: April 27, 2010 at 03:29 PM (#3515293)
Say what you will, but this story is undoubtedly the prohibitive favorite for a Pulitzer Prize in the "who gives a ####\" category.

I don't know, man. A quick walk through a Barnes and Noble will disabuse you of this. Do you want to read about what it's like to be Martha Stewart's BFF or the trial and tribulations of that guy who finished 4th in that reality show competition?
   28. aleskel Posted: April 27, 2010 at 03:38 PM (#3515306)
"Oh, Mistew Steinbwennoo!"

"Ken Phelps! Ken Phelps! Ken Phelps!"
   29. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: April 27, 2010 at 03:58 PM (#3515333)
How much alcoholic chicken would you have to drink to make Barbara Walters attractive?
   30. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:03 PM (#3515341)
How much alcoholic chicken would you have to drink to make Barbara Walters attractive?

Now or 30 years ago?
   31. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:12 PM (#3515350)
Geraldo Rivera swears by Barbara Walters' breasts:

“Barbara Walters was -- and is -- a very sexy babe. When she was at her most intimidating, that's what all the other men missed. All the other newsmen were scared ... of her, and so resentful of her, that they missed the point -- she is a profoundly sensual, very female being with a great body. How can you not look at Barbara Walters and see those great tits?”
   32. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:16 PM (#3515353)
How much alcoholic chicken would you have to drink to make Barbara Walters attractive?

Now or 30 years ago?


I think you have to go back a little further than that...
   33. SoSH U at work Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:38 PM (#3515378)
How can you not look at Barbara Walters and see those great tits?”


I'd be curious to find out how Geraldo pulled that trick off.
   34. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:48 PM (#3515391)
Say what you will, but this story is undoubtedly the prohibitive favorite for a Pulitzer Prize in the "who gives a ####\" category.


Wait- Barbara Walters gave Steinbrenner a ####?
   35. Repoz Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:48 PM (#3515392)
I'd be curious to find out how Geraldo pulled that trick off.

Geraldo's so confuded these days he's now trying to sell "The Mystery of Frank Titty's Vault".
   36. Blanks for Nothing, Larvell Posted: April 27, 2010 at 04:59 PM (#3515403)
How can you not look at Barbara Walters and see those great tits?”

Because she's talking?
   37. For the Turnstiles (andeux) Posted: April 27, 2010 at 05:01 PM (#3515408)
Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!
   38. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: April 27, 2010 at 05:04 PM (#3515414)
Springsteen fans are now reassured that it wasn't THEIR Boss.
   39. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 27, 2010 at 05:06 PM (#3515417)
How can you not look at Barbara Walters and see those great tits?


Another proud moment for women in journalism.
   40. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: April 27, 2010 at 05:19 PM (#3515429)
I'm curious what Repoz thinks about Bruce Springsteen.
   41. Something Other Posted: April 27, 2010 at 11:08 PM (#3515878)
Wait a minute. The Last Lion of Baseball? The Last Lion of Baseball? ####### Madden is trying to sell ####### Steingrabber as The last ####### Lion of Baseball??? WTF? I'm going to have to go throw up on Barbara Walters now.
   42. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 27, 2010 at 11:23 PM (#3515888)
Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!


I hate to disappoint you, ma'am, but you're sucking on my wallet.
   43. spanx for the memories Posted: April 27, 2010 at 11:51 PM (#3515921)
So after reading this it seems that Barbara had other uses for Vasiline besides coating the camera lens.

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