One for the Yankees haters: The Post reports that Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office was asked to look into Yankees tickets given tickets to Manhattan Executive DA Robert Morgenthau. According to the State Lobbying Commission, no organization "shall offer or give a gift with a value in excess of $75 to any public official" which means that the Yankees could face criminal prosecution, with violations punishable by up to a year in jail. The Yankees had attempted to skirt the system by saying the seats in George Steinbrenner's box were for an official function event, but the letter from the Lobby Commissions stated, "We do not believe that attendance by the district attorney and his wife at a World Series baseball game would be considered officially related to the duties of the district attorney."

We see the Law & Order episode right now: Executive DA Arthur Branch is connected to the murder of a sports official who has been trying to get city support for a new stabium.