Thursday, May 14, 2009

Take me out to the ball game, III

The Yankees' problems selling tickets at the New Yankee Stadium has been noted. Even after slashing ticket prices!

Maybe that's because it's still cheaper to fly from New York to Seattle and back to catch a game there than it is to take the subway and go to a home game at the New Stadium.

Gary Cicio, NYC podiatrist, did the research, and asks us to choose one of the two options to see a Mariners-Yankees game this season, and from the very best seats:

Option 1: Two tickets to Tuesday night, June 30, Mariners at Yanks, cost for just the tickets, $5,000.

Option 2: Two round-trip airline tickets to Seattle, Friday, Aug. 14, return Sunday the 16th, rental car for three days, two-night double occupancy stay in four-star hotel, two top tickets to both the Saturday and Sunday Yanks-Mariners games, two best-restaurant-in-town dinners for two. Total cost, $2,800. Plus-frequent flyer miles. [NY Post]
OK, what do you do if revenue is coming in short? It's Spring, the weather is nice ... have a yard sale! Heck, sell off the yard too, square foot by square foot, and the entire old "Classic" Yankee Stadium it was in!

Fans can now own a piece of the old Yankee Stadium starting today when collectibles from the famed ballpark hit the auction block.

The Internet auction, run by Steiner Sports, entitled the "Yankee Stadium Legends" will close on July 24 and features 1,500 items.

Pieces of baseball history that you can own! ...

Men's room sign .... $250.

Women's room sign ... $250.

Turnstile ... $2,000 opening bid

Seats ... $749 to $1,999 (but with no game to watch)

"Notice: Bleachers are now alcohol free" sign ... $500

Infield dirt in a crystal paperweight ... $80

Piece of sod, one foot square ... $120

"No autographs" sign ... $250

"Limit 4 beers per person" sign ... $200

(Urinals ........................ ???) .... [NY Post]

And so much more.

Do your bit to save baseball in the Bronx.

Help bail out A-Rod's salary! Start buying now!