The Yankees have scheduled a news briefing today to tell about their plans, but all they said yesterday was that it was about an international venture.
A baseball official, not a travel agent, disclosed that the Yankees were going to China next week.
This will be an executive journey — Randy Levine, the Yankees’ president; Brian Cashman, the senior vice president and general manager; and Jean Afterman, vice president and assistant general manager.
They will explore opportunities, both baseball and business. They will establish contacts. They will determine the most likely source of future talent and very likely initiate conversations about future working agreements, like the one they have with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.
Great, thanks to the Yankees, I started out today with the Black Eyed Peas “My Humps” stuck in my head, and, now, I have Siouxsie and the Banshees “Hong Kong Garden” stuck in my head.