The Yankees are posting an apology by their ticket booths because some of their stars won't be available at spring training.
Thank you for expressing your concerns. We are sorry that certain players will not be present for portions of spring training. These players have elected to participate in the World Baseball Classic. The World Baseball Classic is an event sanctioned by the commissioner of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The New York Yankees did not vote to support this event. Any comments you have regarding the World Baseball Classic should be directed to the commissioner of Major League Baseball or the Major League Baseball Players Association.
I would think that Yankee fans are more upset over the ends of the 2004 and 2005 seasons than who shows up for a spring training game.