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Baby Boss on Yankees sale rumors: 'Pure fiction'

The New York Daily News tried to hit a home run this morning and got plenty of people talking with a story that said the $2.175 billion sale of the Dodgers has the Steinbrenner family seriously thinking about a sale of the Yankees. There's talk in New York a sale of the Bronx Bombers could bring close to $3 billion, which would be a tidy profit when you consider the late George Steinbrenner bought them from CBS in 1973 for a mere $8.8 million.

(My thought: Exactly who are they figuring to pony up and spend $2.5-$3 billion? Lo and behold, the Daily News offered some suggestions too)

Managing partner Hal Steinbrenner released a statement in response to the article that reads, "I just learned of the Daily News story. It is pure fiction. The Yankees are not for sale. I expect that the Yankees will be in my family for many years to come."

That seems pretty definitive, doesn't it? We'll see.

The Boomer & Carton Show this morning on WFAN in New York had Yankees COO Lonn Trost and Daily News writer Bill Madden on to discuss the story. Naturally, they had quite different views.

Click here to listen to the Trost interview.

Click here to listen to the Madden interview

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Speaking of the Yankees, be sure to check out today's story on the Triple-A version's trip into town tonight. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will be the home team the next four days while playing the Bisons in Coca-Cola Field. Look for a more in-depth feature on the odd situation in Friday's editions of The News.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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