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Written by The Staff   
Monday, 30 April 2007 01:37

YankeesCharles Dolan has been interested in owning the Yankees before, and it seems he's interested again.

The Cablevision Chairman asked for a sit down meeting with George Steinbrenner to ask the Boss point-blank whether the Yankees might be hitting the market. According to sources, Dolan asked Steinbrenner over lunch, "Are the Yankees for sale?" Steinbrenner reportedly replied,  "Absolutely not." As reported by the NY Post:

It was not the first time Dolan had approached Steinbrenner with the idea of taking the Yankees off his hands. So when Dolan phoned to say he was on his way to Palm Beach and would love to have lunch, the Boss was prepared for the question.

First, he called his top lieutenants - team President Randy Levine, Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost, General Manager Brian Cashman, Vice President Felix Lopez and Steinbrenner's sons, Hank and Hal - and jokingly took bets as to whether word of a sale would be leaked to the media, the sources said.

"They all won the bet," one source said, after word of Dolan's interest turned up in reports yesterday. "They were prepared for the question. It was almost a set-up. They knew it was in his mind and they knew it was going to be a publicity play.



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