Sun Jun 20 06:47pm EDT
Pop diva Lady Gaga reminded the New York Yankees — no, all of Major League Baseball — that the spirit of rock 'n' roll trumps their stuffed-shirt rules every time.
Due to questionable behavior as reported in the New York Post, Gaga was said to be "banned" from the Yankees clubhouse after infuriating club executive killjoy Hal Steinbrenner on Friday night.
She had become "Persona non Gaga," as George King III triumphantly wrote.
But it's not such a bad romance, after all.
The Bronx Bummers backtracked — uh, clarified — their Gaga position on Sunday, saying their only issue regarding Madame du Poker Face was that she stopped by after a loss (the Mets had blanked the Yanks 4-0).
Clothed up top in a half-buttoned, bra-exposing Yankees jersey, with fishnet stockings and bikini bottom down low, Lady went gaga over the Yankees while deep within their sanctum.
From the Post:
The songstress and two girlfriends sauntered their way into the Bombers' clubhouse — without team approval — and hung out for 30 minutes after the team lost to the Mets.
She met six players — including Alex Rodriguez(notes) and Robinson Cano(notes) — [and] kept slurring her words trying to say how much she loved the Yankees and how thrilled she was to be inside the exclusive area, sources said.
Apparently upset at first (nobody told HIM she had stopped by), general manager Brian Cashman backed away from talk that Gaga — a Yankees fan from way back, it has been said — was unwelcome at the Stadium.
"She's not banned," Cashman said on Sunday. "Celebrities aren't banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here he would have access (to the clubhouse), but not after a loss.
"That was the wrong time and the wrong place. It's been taken care of. ... Not her fault."
How bad of an influence could Gaga be? She put her hand over her heart for "God Bless America," for crying out loud.
Part of Cashman's thinking, probably? After beating the Metropolitans on Sunday, the Yankees are 2-0 since Gaga stopped by.
Ooh, la la!
Now on the record at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium, there's no question Gaga is making herself a part of the baseball season. No matter what you think of her art, that she likes baseball makes me like Gaga.