It’s hard to know exactly who’s in charge. Not even the team’s 20-odd limited partners, who together own a little under half of the team, seem clear about the new distribution of power. “I think there’s some constructive ambiguity in terms of how things have been situated,” one of them told me. “The attitude seems to be, Let’s see how things work out before making any final judgments.”
Jonathan Mahler’s extraordinary (and long—goodness!) New York Times feature on the Steinbrenner family, Oedipus Bronx, is a must read; I plan to be finished by the home opener. Though Hal Steinbrenner recently commented in GQ about a clear hierarchy in the organinzation, the paragraph above, to say nothing of appearances, suggests otherwise.