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16th June

First Published in The New York Sun, June 16, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

When it comes to the question of sports stadiums, there is one candidate for mayor who has a lot of experience on which to draw. That candidate is Fernando Ferrer, who, as president of the Bronx, fought a long, hard, and almost losing battle to keep the Yankees in his borough.

On one level, Mr. Ferrer was admirably supportive of his borough and gave no ground. But his zeal almost resulted in the team leaving the Bronx. Mr. Ferrer’s personality and that of George M. Steinbrenner III were like oil and water. It was only good fortune and happy circumstance that kept the Yankees here through the rocky years of the Ferrer administration. (more…)