BR Exclusive: MLB Announces Every All-Star Game to be Played at Yankee Stadium

bob mantzSenior Writer IAugust 1, 2008

Major League Baseball announced this morning that all future MLB All-Star Games will be played at the new Yankee Stadium.  The announcement came on the heels of a 3:59pm trade yesterday that brought the American League All-Star team to the Bronx.

The new Yankees team will have a combined payroll of just over half a billion dollars.  Yanks owner, George Steinbrenner said that the team would be paid in Euros € due to the better exchange rate.  Reached for comment, Hideki Matsui said, "I don' tはどんな銀行を使用する私が必要があるか知っている."

Hank Steinbrenner, Senior Vice President of the club, quickly traded Manny Ramirez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for pitchers John Grabow, Zach Duke, and Tyler Yates so that he would have 'pitchers who are used to batting and running the bases' during interleague games.  This move is awaiting commissioner Bud Selig's approval as Manny may or may not have actually been an AL player at the time of the deal (3:59:31 PM  EST but the timing is only accurate within 0.4 seconds).

Initial reports that the deal included Honus Wagner have been denied by both Derek Jeter and Pittsburgh GM, Neal Huntington.  Huntington said, "What, do you think, I'm nuts?  Wagner is only making $12,000 this year and has been a staple for us.  We'd need a few AA players before we'd think of unloading him!"

The Yanks went on to lose their first game with the complete team last night to the Angels by a touchdown.

Compiled through wire reports.

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