New York -- All star New York Yankees baseball player A Rod disclosed today that as part of his recent negotiation to stay with the Yankees, he was given an unprecedented 60% share of ownership of the team. "They didn't have enough money to pay me what I was really worth, so we worked out a deal," said the grinning A Rod.
New York City Sports Writers have been beside themselves since this story broke, with one writer, Spanky Johnson, having a heart attack and dying upon hearing the news. "I can't believe Steinbrenner has sunk to this, auctioning his team to his players. That guy is a rock, nobody breaks him."
A Rod was coy with the press, hinting that he may be willing to trade himself to the Cincinatti Reds and legally changing his name to A Red. Musing out loud, he said,"I'm not so sure they could afford me either.
The Baseball commissioner has consulted a team of lawyers about this latest move. He stated that he does not think these type of 'shenanigans' are permitted under the bylaws governing professional baseball, however, he also admitted that doing what A Rod (A Red) commands is probably in the best interest of the league.