March 2, 2008

Oedipus Bronx

The feature on Hal and Hank Steinbrenner in Play maagzine can be found here:
It's hard not to consider Hank's relationship with his father in Oedipal terms. He is fiercely loyal to his father, as demonstrated by his published comments about Joe Torre, and at times Hank has sounded a lot like George Steinbrenner, circa 1980, perhaps most noticeably in his spiteful public treatment of A-Rod. ... "You look at what Hank says and how he's conducting himself and you get the impression that he's trying too hard to be George," said one of the team's limited partners, who did not want to be identified because he was wary of speculating publicly about the family.

5 comments:

Jere said...

Extra Bases has Hank's response to the "Red Sox Nation" induction. Complete with backhanded compliment!

redsock said...

Link.

"I don't see the hatred and the acrimony."

You don't? Open yer eyes, ya bum!

Patriots Film said...

It's enlightening that a team owner is the one saying this...

phrenile said...

Before you start throwing terms like "oedipal" around, consider that George and Joan have been married for over fifty years, meaning she's in her seventies or eighties.

Gotta be careful when inflicting mental images like that.

redsock said...

I copied the headline from the Times website. Regardless, point taken.