Somewhere, there are sighs, screams, and sounds of heads smacking fine mahogany tables as Bill Madden and Michael O’Keeffe of the NY Daily News wafted out a story that the New York Yankees might be up for sale. Madden, who has many times been right on a story, but just as often not (remember, he said that contraction of the A’s and Rays was on the cusp), ran the story today using unnamed sources, and more than a bit of speculation.
"There has been chatter all around the banking and financial industries in the city for a couple of weeks now," one high-level baseball source told The News.
Yankee president Randy Levine adamantly denied the rumors: "I can say to you there is absolutely, positively nothing to this. The Steinbrenners are not selling the team." And managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, George's younger son, weighed in with his own denial Thursday morning, saying in a statement: "I just read the Daily News story. It is complete fiction. Me an...