At times when he injects race into an issues in an unsolicited manner his shtick becomes tiring. I know of no person that brought up race and Steinbrenner over the past few years or upon his death to trigger these sarcastic comments. Therefore the are merely gratuitous comments made to start something.
NEW YORK — Rush Limbaugh had his own view of George Steinbrenner.
"That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires," the radio commentator said Tuesday on his show after the New York Yankees owner died at age 80. "He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right."
Rev. Al Sharpton called Limbaugh's statements "repugnant and offensive whether they were intended to be facetious or tongue and cheek."
"For the last 20-years I have known George Steinbrenner and we have quarreled over diversity and community programs but I always found him fair, direct, and genuinely prone to do what he felt was right," Sharpton said in a statement. "He generated a lot of money for a lot of players as well as for baseball as a whole. ... Mr. Limbaugh and his broadcasters owe his family an apology."