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Steinbrenner Remembered for Bombast and Charity
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yogi Berra vowed he would never talk to George Steinbrenner again after the bombastic owner fired him as Yankees manager 16 games into the 1985 season.

Fourteen years later, Steinbrenner apologized to Berra, and the two ended up close friends.

That's the way it was with "The Boss" -- no middle ground.

The 80-year-old Steinbrenner died in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday after having a heart attack. Tributes came from Yankee greats to baseball executives to former President Bill Clinton and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

He was described only in superlatives -- the way he would have liked it.

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