Billy Martin Should Be Scorned Not Beloved

Posted: 24th February 2010 by Leslie Monteiro in MLB
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With exhibition games starting in March, MSG decided to air ESPN's hit miniseries "The Bronx Is Burning" this week as an appetizer. This eight-series drama featured characters such as Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner, Reggie Jackson, Gabe Paul, Thurman Munson, Mickey Rivers and Fran Healy. Martin stood out more than the rest with his crazy personality. It's remarkable why Yankees fans adore Martin despite the nonsense he pulled as the Yankees manager. This lunatic undermined Steinbrenner all the time by ignoring his boss' rules and speaking stuff about him to the sportswriters. It's hard to respect Steinbrenner, but he gave Martin many chances to manage by hiring him after firing him. Who can blame Steinbrenner for feeling betrayed? Good thing for Martin that James Dolan was not his boss. ...

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