YANKS’ NEXT MONARCH POISED: “GET RID OF MY FATHER“: The ghastly condition of George Steinbrenner is confirmed in a piece by Franz Lidz in the September issue of CONDE NASTE PORTFOLIO.
In an (unauthorized) brief visit with the turtlenecked-one, Lidz writes of Steinbrenner: “His body is bloated; his jawline has slackened into a triple chin; his skin looks as if a dry-cleaner bag has been stretched over it. Steinbrenner’s face, pale and swollen, has a curiously undefined look. His features seem frozen in a permanent rictus of careworn disbelief.”
Steinbrenner’s train of thought isn’t much better, as Lidz reports he repeated the same answers over and over throughout their brief convo.
After departing King George’s compound, Lidz opines on the future Monarch of the Bombers and concludes that once-disgraced Steinbrenner son Hank is likely to take over following his dad’s demise.
The best evidence of the ascension? Lidz: “I asked Hank how he would improve the Yankees. He flashed a smile that was broad and diabolical. ‘Get rid of my father,’ he cracked.”
Yep, he’s the guy.