This has nothing to do with Japanese baseball, but as a long-time Yankee fan, it does bear some weight for me.
Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement.
"It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the family said in a statement.
The New York Daily News reported that Steinbrenner died around 6:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.
WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the Yankees' owner since 1973, suffered a massive heart attack.
Very sad news, especially coming on the heals of Bob Sheppard's passing.