woke up on her birthday party morning wondering what her gallant fiance, Barry Klarberg
had gotten her. "Well I didn't get her jewelry I didn't get her furs," he revealed, at the very special birthday party he had thrown at Yankees
Stadium, complete with scoreboard signage in her honor. "I got her something special: her own personalized Yankees jersey." The number we asked? "It's '29+'. That's how old she likes to say she is," Klarberg said at the corner of the Yankees Steak House he had commandeered for Sara's pre-game birthday brunch. "It's not a win situation with some of the numbers out there." Now, there's a guy who understands a woman.
"This was a way of getting our friends to the game and at the same time celebrating her birthday," he told us, in the stadium section he had seated some 60 celebrants. Derek Jeter
had just stolen a base and Alex Rodriguez
was up at bat.
Barry is a business manager and advisor to athletes and entertainers. His clients include Justin Timberlake
, Russell Simmons
, Charlie Sheen
, and several top athletes like Hall of Famer/NYC icon Mark Messier
. Last year, Barry became a New York Yankees
owner, a dream of his. "A friend and client of mine wanted to buy a baseball team. We were looking at the NY Mets
. It didn't work but we ended up coming across the city up to the Bronx and purchasing an interest in the Yankees." Coincidentally, they became the 29th and the 30th owners.
Sara not only enjoys the perks of the owners' box, but says, in the stands, "You can scream your heart out during the game -- and it doesn't have to be about sports."
Party guests included Robin Cofer
, Cassandra Seidenfeld
, Liz Derringer
, Lee Fryd
, Dominick D'Alleva
, Frank Recchia, Jim Luce
, John Lee
, Libby Locke, Errol Rappaport
, and Thomas Cook
You'll usually find Sara in a ball gown chairing galas for such charities as the National Meningitis and Henry Buhl
's ACE. "For this event, I told Barry, I'd have to get a 'ball gown' made out of baseballs," she laughed. "I think for a minute, he almost believed me."
Bottom left: Liz Derringer, Robin Cofer, Cassandra Seidenfeld-Lyster. Standing: Lee Fryd and Sara Herbert-Galloway. (Photo: James Edstrom)