New York (AP) Today George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees made a stunning proposal for a prospective rules change.
Mr Steinbrenner, a controversial figure in the world of sports stated that because the World Series baseball championship does not do very well in the TV ratings without the Yankees proposed that for the ALDS (American League Division Series) the Yankees be allowed to use a Tee. Tee Ball is a popular game in which the baseball is placed on a tee and the batter hits the ball off of the tee therefore negating need for a pitcher, something that has bedeviled the Yankees in recent years.
"Listen, I'm paying a ton of money for these guys to hit and score runs. Alex Rodriguez needs a little help, not much, but just a little." stated Steinbrenner in a prepared statement.
Steinbrenner presented a video of a staged TeeBall game using current Yankee players. In the video, Alex Rodriguez, the shoo-in for the MVP of the league was seen striking out four times. Though Rodriguez wore the collar for the demonstation it appeared that he took it with grace.
Steinbrenner stated that of course, only his Yankees would be allowed to hit off of the tee. "That way", explained Steinbrenner, "I can concentrated on stealing the good pitchers from other teams."
There is no word so far from the League Headquarters. Presumably the National League is not affected, however Steinbrenner left that option open until the next years division championship is decided.