A new story in Conde Nast Portfolio magazine confirms what we've all pretty much known for a few years anyway: George Steinbrenner is decrepit and deluded about what's going on in the world.
He looks dreadful. 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.
Whatever a rictus is, that sounds terrible. We worry for George, but we worry more for the Yankees fan, who is having a tough enough time as it is. Every Yankees fan we know is summed up rather perfectly in today's Dugout post.