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Yankees balking at deal

May 6, 2004

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— The Yankees are balking at the $3.6 million marketing blitz, saying they won't do anything to compromise the history of the national pastime or Yankee Stadium.

"We try to work with major league baseball," said Lonn Trost, the Yankees chief operating officer. "But if we think it's something that's not good for the Yankees and Yankee Stadium, we're not going to do it."

Baseball officials insist all 15 teams who have home games on the weekend starting June 11 have agreed to the on-field pitch.

Baseball rule 1.06 says the bases "shall be marked by white canvas bags," but officials don't believe logos violate the rule.

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