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On the phone Fay Vincent he is a former baseball -- yet his share of run ins with the boss.
But he -- Steinbrenner a magnificent.
Owner he joins us now on the -- well let's first of all go to -- the conflict between you two you didn't have it out with him you essentially banned him for life.
How did you end up the time though I mean it did you eventually.
Well you know I never -- bad am I made the comment -- understand adult all you it's just that people don't follow that seat belt.
He was in trouble with me for -- has destroyed.
I told them I was gonna.
-- them out of baseball for two years.
He said -- you can't do that I want to go on the board of the Olympic Committee American US Olympic Committee.
-- that I -- to leave base volleys that I agree would you believe I'll go out -- I don't wanna come back.
I'm fed up with -- -- basically.
That he leave baseball for life.
I had an agreement already prepared -- -- might do that.
He signed it after a lot of hemming and hawing and he went out provides.
No understanding as to what -- you come back and he was that out very long when you might expect he -- change his mind and budget that was terrible mistake and he came back and has -- -- re -- him.
And he would shoot makers -- proxies.
I made him get rid of the losses it was very expensive bring him but he did it.
And that I let them back at the end of the two years the original two years that I was going to suspend them.
Is what he served so I thought I traded him pretty well given the fact that.
He had signed an agreement with me that really gave them no right to come back to baseball whatsoever.
Well did you in fact -- -- come to an understanding with him after after that sour time.
I don't think so.
You know AEA came back I left -- spoke very -- that -- that.
I never come again -- someone -- that go to -- funeral.
-- memorial service he and I were there and he said hello I said -- lot of -- that I've -- my summit that was.
A long time ago probably -- -- is it.
While -- but -- you look at the legacy he leaves and I'm talking specifically about the business of baseball.
What did he craft for businessmen who wanted to get into baseball and of course all the tertiary businesses related to it.
Well I don't think he was a pioneer and a bit that debate but he made a magnificently.
Smart move the by the Yankees he saw.
The Yankees -- an iconic franchise that could be developed.
He paid less than ten million -- where it probably a billion to a billion today.
So it was a magnificent.
Investment and purchased and then he ran it.
As a young man I think he was.
I don't know where there -- balanced than.
No -- there is.
Interest thing he would he tended to be very aggressive very.
He got older really the last twenty years I think he.
Modify -- contact got his conduct got more balance and really was a very good citizens but for awhile and there he.
Was in trouble all the -- and he paid she.
Very bad mistake.
One of which was the one I got them involved birds got after -- which was trying to destroy.
David -- We've run out of time but I got asked -- he deserved to be an all things.
Now we've lost and -- I cannot net.
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