MLB: The Boss is planning to attend opening Day
TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner has told The Associated Press that “the plan” is for owner George Steinbrenner to attend opening day in New York on April 13.
The Boss was in his box at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday for the Yankees’ 5-3 win over Baltimore.
The 79-year-old Steinbrenner has been in poor health. Sons Hal and Hank have been running the team since the end of the 2007 season.
George Steinbrenner has rarely been seen at Yankee Stadium of late. He rode onto the field in a golf cart for the 2008 All-Star Game and attended the first two games of the 2009 World Series.
The Yankees could celebrate their seventh World Series title since Steinbrenner bought the team in 1973 with a ring ceremony opening day.