Although George Steinbrenner did not have right to decide who can go or not, but Derek Jeter, the New Yankees Shortstop, wants Boss’ permission.
When Jeter was asked a question about whether he wanted to participate in the World Baseball Classic next spring. He did not answer, but said “I’ve got to ask The Boss. It’s up to The Boss. They may say it’s not up to him, but it’s up to The Boss.”
Original the decision is up to the players, not their teams or principal owner, but Jeter doubted that was really true. And most Yankees players might have echoed Jeter’s sentiments.