The Yankees have summoned the media to Manhattan tomorrow “to announce an international venture.”
Cash Money and team president Randy Levine will be there along with assistant GM Jean Afterman. Interestingly, the press conference is being held at the offices of Howard Rubenstein, the spokesman for George Steinbrenner.
I have to assume that means Big Stein will be there or be on a speakerphone.
Having been on vacation, I have no idea what this will be about. I assume they’ve made some kind of partnership with a team from Asia. Either that or they’re invading some small country.
I will be there and will post the news at some point tomorrow, probably after 5 p.m.
Update: Cashman and Levine are leading a trip to China later this month to establish some contacts. MLB believes China is the new frontier in terms of baseball interest. Chien-Ming Wang’s success gives the Yankees a little edge in terms of getting there first.