Thursday, January 28, 2010

Randy Levine, others to bring Yankee MLB trophy to Asia

Yankee executives and the MLB World Series trophy will travel to Tokyo, Beijing, and Hong Kong on a 6 day tour. The trip will include talks with the Communist Chinese as part of an ongoing "cooperation agreement" the Yankees have with them.
  • "The Major League Baseball championship trophy will accompany a delegation of Yankees executives, including team president Randy Levine and general manager Brian Cashman, who will arrive at Tokyo's Narita Airport on Sunday.

It will be displayed on Monday at the MLB Cafe in Tokyo alongside the Yomiuri Giants' 2009 Japan Series championship trophy.

  • The trophy will be displayed on Wednesday at Beijing's New World Department Store, and on Friday in Hong Kong at New World's recently-opened K11 mall.

During the trip, the Yankees delegation will also meet Wednesday with the China Baseball Association (CBA) to further their cooperation agreement."...

  • Three years ago the Yankees made a formal alliance with China Baseball Association.
from Reuters report, wkzo.com, "Yankees Bringing World Series Trophy to Asia," by Larry Fine, 1/28/10 Corruption deepens in Communist Chinese food chain, 10/31/08

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