Late Wednesday a report surfaced from the NY Daily News that the Steinbrenner family was exploring selling the Yankees. Of course, Yankees brass denied that such a thing has or could ever happen. But the denials did not stop the Daily News from trudging along in their coverage of a sale that may never happen.
Now, that you’re up to speed, let’s delve into the latest fallout from the report. It comes from Yankees COO Lonn Trost, who thinks that even though the Yankees have offered their denial, that’s not enough. More needs to be done. And in his opinion, he thinks that Bud Selig and MLB should investigate the Daily News and take “appropriate action”.
Trost let his ridiculous thoughts be known during an appearance on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton Show.”
Trost was pursuing the “nuclear” option during a Thursday appearance on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton Show.” Norman Julius Esiason said the two Daily News reporters who authored the story, Bill Madden and Michael O’Keeffe, wrote that rumors of the family exploring a possible sale were coming out of banking and baseball circles. “So they (the reporters) are saying in the two areas you guys are heavily involved in there are people who are talking about this,” Esiason told Trost. “You’re telling us basically you never heard any whiff about this from anyone associated with the Steinbrenner family.”
The words were hardly out of Esiason’s mouth when Trost supplied the punch line: “I’ll go more so. With respect to Major League Baseball, we (the Yankees) will ask the commissioner (Bud Selig) to undertake an investigation and take appropriate action.”
Yeah, don’t hold your breath on that one, Lonn.