Via PR guru Howard Rubenstein, here is a statement being attributed to George Steinbrenner:
â€œAnyone who needed proof that Yankee Stadium is the grandest stage in baseball got it last night.
â€œThe 2008 All-Star Game was one of the greatest experiences in my life and in franchise history. Thanks to the fans who jammed our Stadium and cheered into the wee hours. Thanks to the players who played their hearts out for their Leagues. Congratulations to Major League Baseball and Bud Selig for an extraordinary event.
â€œI was impressed and humbled by the record number of Hall of Famers who lined the field. Their presence underscored the heritage that Yankee Stadium represents.
â€œI particularly appreciated the many people who wished me well.
â€œThe whole evening makes me anticipate the next chapter in the Yankees saga even more. I look forward to opening the new Stadium next year, knowing that the 2008 All-Star Game will forever be a tremendous part of the old oneâ€™s legacy.â€
Did anybody else notice that Steinbrenner was wearing credentials around his neck when he was riding around the field on that golf cart?
Was there really a chance that somebody was going to stop him at the gate? I realize security is tight and in some cases overzealous. But George Steinbrenner needed credentials to attend the All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium?
Meanwhile, interesting that Hal Steinbrenner was in the cart along with Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and son-in-law Felix Lopez. But no sign of Hank. He was back home returning calls from reporters about whether he is going to see the new Batman movie.