NEW YORK -- The long-awaited but anticlimactic announcement on George Steinbrenner's baseball future is scheduled for today. Barring a last-minute snag -- the Steinbrenner saga has been filled with snags -- commissioner Fay Vincent will announce that the owner can return to active duty with the New York Yankees on March 1.
Steinbrenner has known since June 1 that Vincent would modify their agreement under which he was ousted as the Yankees' managing partner on Aug. 20, 1990.
Recent newspaper reports have said that Steinbrenner, having failed to get what he wanted, was causing delay of the announcement because he was waiting for Vincent to be ousted TTC as commissioner by a group of owners.
If that happened, according to the reports, Steinbrenner thought he could return under conditions more favorable to him.