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Lack Of Stars In Yankees Lineup Cited As Cause For Declining Attendance, TV Ratings
Published July 2, 2013
SURPRISE PARTY: In N.Y., Feinsand, Madden & Dell note Yankees Exec VP & Chief Int'l Officer Felix Lopez yesterday took part in a press conference in the Dominican Republic to "help make an announcement" about a new privately funded $50M baseball stadium. There was "only one problem: the Yankees didn’t know anything about the project." A source said that "nobody at the Yankees ... had been given any heads-up about Lopez’s trip or his announcement" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/2).