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Yankees would have left the Bronx

In testimony before Congress today, President of the Yankees, Randy Levine, said that without the stadium subsidy, the Yankees would have left the Bronx. Here's the story.

I don't know if Mr. Levine means the Yanks would have headed to NJ or Long Island. The idea that they would have left the NY metropolitan area is patently absurd. There is no report about whether the Congressmen and their aides who were present burst out laughing when Levine made the statement.