The flags in the house that George built will fly at half-mast. The patriarch of the largest sports franchise in the world has passed. George Michael Steinbrenner was a simple man who saved a giant in the Yankees and changed the world of sports.
How did George Steinbrenner manage to so thoroughly rehabilitate himself in the public eye after 1990? He did it three ways, a method which I would recommend to any former dictators, mass murderers, or George W. Bush.