One way or another, there will be some early Yankees news on this first day of the Winter Meetings.
At 10 a.m., the Veterans Committee is scheduled to announce its decisions for the 2011 Hall of Fame class. George Steinbrenner is among those on the ballot. If Steinbrenner is not elected this morning, he’ll be held out of consideration until the Expansion Era is up for election again in the winter of 2013.
The Veterans ballot includes several Yankees connections, but as always, The Boss steals the show.
The rest of the ballot: Vida Blue, Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Al Oliver, Ted Simmons, Rusty Staub, Billy Martin, Pat Gillick and Marvin Miller.