Yanks Seek Forfeit Because of Late D - Rays
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay's hurricane-delayed trip from Florida had fans waiting for a day doubleheader that became a single night game and had the New York Yankees asking unsuccessfully for the commissioner's office to award them a forfeit victory.
...because the Devil Rays were late leaving Tropicana Field on Monday due to Hurricane Frances, the commissioner's office told the teams to play one game at 7 p.m. and said it would decide later on when to reschedule the second game.
..."The rule states that if your team is here and ready to play, and the other team isn't here and not ready to play, there should be a forfeit, and we believe there should be a forfeit,'' Yankees president Randy Levine said.
...While the Yankees asked to be given a forfeit win for the unplayed game, commissioner Bud Selig has no intention of doing so.
"Given the stage of the season we are in, and the exciting pennant races, it is critical that we do everything to decide the championship on the field,'' he said in a statement.
Maybe Steinbrenner should call James Baker to take care of this.