NY Yankees News…

3/6/2009:

Instead of all the A-Rod stories we’ve been hearing so much about – here’s some other tidbits about the NY Yankees (some good news, some WTF?)

Joba brightens child’s life at Disney World

Here’s a bit of “feel good” news, about how star Yankee pitchers Joba Chamberlain (along with C.C. Sabathia) traveled to Disney World as part of ESPN’s The Weekend.

On the trip – Chamberlain was accompanied by 11-year-old Jazmine Meyer King, a guest from his hometown of Lincoln, Neb.

“For the second successive year, Chamberlain selected a hard-working student from a family of modest means to be his guest at Disney World for ESPN The Weekend. “There’s a lot of families that don’t have the extra money, but they pay their bills and they work hard, and they do everything they can to provide for their family,” Chamberlain said. “As someone that never took a family vacation, that’s special for me to be able to provide for these people.”

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Who designed the new Yankee Stadium?

Have you seen the online seating selector for the new Yankee Stadium? Pretty cool application that you can check the views from any one of the available seats.

For many, this is about as close as you’ll get, since ticket prices went through the roof!

However, you’d think that it’s the 21st Century, and they could have figured out a way to have a perfect view in every seat in the house. Check out these bleacher seats in the middle (near the restaurant). You won’t be able to see what’s happening on the other side of the field!

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BklynHobo
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Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor

How about that mug shot of Joba’s mom? WOW – the other teams were not kidding when they tell Joba that his mom is ugly!!!

GO METS!!

jscirish27
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jscirish27

Brady, your optimism is impressive, but the season already has the feeling of excess that marked the worst of the 80’s and early 90’s… a new stadium that is more appealing to non-fans (IMO) than fans. Also a new stadium we have not played particularly well at so far… we were always a great home team. A ton of free agent signings that have not done particularly well. A very shaky bullpen. Key injuries. Poor situational hitting. Very questionable managerial decisions… I am far from being sold. Yes, they have too much talent to completely tank, but at this point, sharing the division with the Sox and the Ray’s I think we have a big hill to climb.

To make matters worse, it is really hard trying to work a dinner service while getting text messages from your friends in Boston telling you your team sucks and asking why there are no fans in the stands (Fenway is always sold out)…

BklynHobo
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I’m so tired of the Boston fans laughing at how “empty” the stadium is. The Staten Island Yankees can sell out Fenway, it’s tiny. Yes, the yankees were stupid for pricing the seats between the bases so high, but almost every other seat is full. Unfortunately on TV it doesn’t look that way. Last night the attendance was 47K on a rainy, cold night. Not sold out, but I bet the seats available we all the ridiculously priced seats and the corporate suits. In response to jscirish27 who said: Brady, your optimism is impressive, but the season already has the feeling of excess that marked the worst of the 80’s and early 90’s… a new stadium that is more appealing to non-fans (IMO) than fans. Also a new stadium we have not played particularly well at so far… we were always a great home team. A ton of free agent signings that have not done particularly well. A very shaky bullpen. Key injuries. Poor situational hitting. Very questionable managerial decisions… I am far from being sold. Yes, they have too much talent to completely tank, but at this point, sharing the division with the Sox and the Ray’s I think we have a big hill to climb. To make matters worse, it is really hard trying to work a dinner service while getting text messages from your friends in Boston telling you your team sucks and asking why there are no fans in the stands (Fenway is always sold out)…
bradykp
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bradykp

you know the funny thing too? everyone keeps talking about how the yankees priced the seats ridiculously high, and that’s why they aren’t sold out – but no one mentions the fact that 85% of those seats were sold at the normal price. they discounted the remaining seats. it comes down to a couple hundred seats that weren’t sold. not only is the grandstand section sold out for the entire season already, but they have sold over 3.4 million tickets as of LAST WEEK. that means they have less than around 900,000 tickets to sell before it’s completely sold out. there’s always gonna be a few of those obstructed view bleacher seats available. and i know they have some in the upper deck – bottom half. but not many. they’re average attendance is around 43,000 so far.

In response to BklynHobo who said:
I’m so tired of the Boston fans laughing at how “empty” the stadium is. The Staten Island Yankees can sell out Fenway, it’s tiny. Yes, the yankees were stupid for pricing the seats between the bases so high, but almost every other seat is full. Unfortunately on TV it doesn’t look that way. Last night the attendance was 47K on a rainy, cold night. Not sold out, but I bet the seats available we all the ridiculously priced seats and the corporate suits.

bradykp
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bradykp

st patty and others that have yankee tickets up in the grandstand sections – email me at bradykp@gmail.com we’ll meet up for a beer at one of the games. we’ll try to coordinate it. i think i’m done visiting the site, so i might not cross paths with you otherwise.

In response to bradykp who said:
you know the funny thing too? everyone keeps talking about how the yankees priced the seats ridiculously high, and that’s why they aren’t sold out – but no one mentions the fact that 85% of those seats were sold at the normal price. they discounted the remaining seats. it comes down to a couple hundred seats that weren’t sold. not only is the grandstand section sold out for the entire season already, but they have sold over 3.4 million tickets as of LAST WEEK. that means they have less than around 900,000 tickets to sell before it’s completely sold out. there’s always gonna be a few of those obstructed view bleacher seats available. and i know they have some in the upper deck – bottom half. but not many. they’re average attendance is around 43,000 so far.

bradykp
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bradykp
tell them the yankees have plenty more fans in the stand than their paltry 35,000. i understand your dislikes about the stadium, but i think i told you already, i took my uncle to opening day, and he never liked the renovated stadium that much. he said the new stadium reminds him of the original stadium. he was almost in tears and was in awe. i guess everyone has their own taste, but i love it. the sight lines are fantastic. as for the free agent signings – i’m perfectly happy with how AJ Burnett is pitching. CC will turn it around, but he’s not exactly getting great run support. I think too many people forget that we’re playing without one of the best players in the league right now, and he’s coming back in a few days. I definitely don’t feel like the 80s yet. In response to jscirish27 who said: Brady, your optimism is impressive, but the season already has the feeling of excess that marked the worst of the 80’s and early 90’s… a new stadium that is more appealing to non-fans (IMO) than fans. Also a new stadium we have not played particularly well at so far… we were always a great home team. A ton of free agent signings that have not done particularly well. A very shaky bullpen. Key injuries. Poor situational hitting. Very questionable managerial decisions… I am far from being sold. Yes, they have too much talent to completely tank, but at… Read more »
Stpaddygirl
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I want to check out Citifield to do a comparison of the two new stadiums..

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