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Tuesday, May 05, 2009
It’s 1973 all over again!
The latest episode came during the weekend series with the Angels. Paul O’Neill, a revered former Yankee, now an analyst for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, was asked by security to leave the indoor batting cages, where he was watching Yankees hit, prior to one of the games.
A security guard told O’Neill, the man George Steinbrenner called “warrior,” he could not loiter in the area. O’Neill had another reason to be perturbed. Security would not allow his wife, Nevalee, into the Stadium “wives room.” She was told by security it was for “current” wives only.
Think about it. Here’s O’Neill, a guy who bled for the franchise, trying to prepare for a broadcast. Not only is he told to take a hike, so is his wife. O’Neill was not the only broadcaster ejected from a part of the Stadium over the weekend
Fans go berserk over Yankeegate mess
Stadium security also threatened to revoke the credential of Daily News photographer Robert Sabo, who was shooting the scene outside Gate 6 - a location photographers weren’t prohibited from working at on Opening Day.
“They were super-embarrassed and told me to go back to my position on the field or they’d take my credential,” Sabo said.
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