Shocker! Best-selling author - and friend of the Squawkers Jane Heller - has been deemed "too controversial" by the Yankees!
Here's the story. Jane, whose book "Confessions of a She-Fan" I've highly touted in this blog, was all set to buy a full-page advertisement for her book in the Yankees' Opening Day program. In the ad, she had blurbs from three people: Peter Golenbock, John Sterling, and...wait for it...yours truly! (I was quoted describing the book as "passionate, funny, smart, and sassy.")
Anyhow, I was very excited for Jane that she had this ad. And I, of course, was excited for myself, that the Squawkers were going to be mentioned in the same breath as the Yankees - or at least the same program!
So much for that. Jane's ad was rejected by the Yanks this week.
When asked why they refused to approve it, some knucklehead in their front office explained, “We know who she is and we know about her book and it’s too controversial. We don’t want it in the publication.”
What the heck? (I actually said stronger words than that when I heard about this, but I try to keep the blog PG-rated!)
It's not like Heller is Selena Roberts here. Readers of "Confessions" know that not only is the book a love letter to the Yanks, but that John Sterling, the Voice of the Yankees, is very helpful to Jane's journey in the book. So why in the world could somebody who has that Sterling seal of approval be deemed too controversial for the Yanks? It makes no sense.
Given all the problems the Yankees have had in selling their luxury boxes in the new stadium, you would think they would be happy to take Jane's money for her ad. Not to mention that her book would be of interest to Yankee fans.
C'mon, Yanks, free the She-Fan's ad!
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