Showing posts with label New Stadium. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Stadium. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How To Lose Fans and Alienate Average People

No changes were planned to the policy preventing fans with tickets in other parts of the stadium from getting close to the field during batting practice. Seats in the first nine rows, called the Legends Suite, cost $500 to $2,625 and come with access to three restaurants and lounges. The area is separated from the rest of the lower deck by a concrete moat.

“There’s an area by the Legends Suite which is not an area that fans can get into,” he said. “If you purchase a suite, do you want somebody in your suite? If you purchase a home, do you want somebody in your home?”

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yankees Win!

Well, it wasn't the way they hoped it would be but the Yankees got their first win at the new stadium yesterday. Joba didn't turn in his best performance of the year. He struggled with his control in what is becoming a theme for these Yankees starters. However, the bullpen picked up the slack and managed over four scoreless innings. Albaladejo, Bruney, Coke, and Mariano all looked good. All day they struggled to get the big hit with men on base but Cano, Melky (!), Damon, Jeter, and Teixeira all had homers. This accounted for all but one of their six runs. Nady's injury probably means Melky might get another chance after all. Rivera made it interesting in the 9th but hung on for the first save of the year.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bullpen Blows It

The only way to desribe today's game is a let down. After the weeks of hype for this game, anything short of Ruth rising from the dead would have been a let down but this was pretty bad. Sabathia certainly didn't look great but he grinded (ground?) it out for almost six solid innings and exited with a 1-1 tie intact. His control clearly wasn't there but he managed to get by and you can't blame him for the loss.

The offense couldn't come through in a big spot either. After inning after inning of having RISP they didn't get a run until Posada hit the first homer in the New Stadium. They stranded a ridiculous number of runners on base and choked time after time. The bullpen was really at fault for this loss though. Their was no way the offense was going to make up the nine runs that the incredible tandem of Damaso Marte and Jose Veras. Right now I really pine for the days of Kyle Farnsworth. On the bright side, David Robertson looked really good and Edwar Ramirez was solid.

Its just one game but its wasn't a good start at the new stadium.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lots of Links

  • A-Rod's rehab is going well he is planning on a workout return in mid April.
  • Yankees released info on the New Yankee Stadium tours.
  • New Stadium Insider has the scoop on NYY Steak
  • C.C. will be gracing the cover of tomorrows issue of SI (right). They are predicting Mets over Angles (Mets!?!).
  • The Yankees star CF Brett Gardner snagged the Dawson award.
  • As reported earlier Bob Shepherd will be missing the start of the season, officially.
  • Sliding Into Home has yet another New Yankee Stadium photo update.
  • Joba pitched very well in his final spring start.
  • The virus Conficker is supposedly going live tomorrow so if the internet explodes here are my last web words: "I Love Adam Dunn".
  • The pitching staff has been set; Albalaledajo got the last spot.
  • The Chuck Knoblog Fantasy League of Champions is still looking for a few more people to play email me:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

News and Notes

  • Cashman says that A-Rod is "doing well".
  • The Yankees also brought A-Hole, A-Fraud Rodriguez in for some serious "big boy" talk. Sounds like he got a stern talking to (AKA "ENOUGH WITH THE STRIPPERS!).
  • Ken Rosenthal says that Melky is on the market.
  • Former Yankee Johnny Blanchard passed away this morning, he was 76.
  • A long time writer, Arther Richman, who worked with both the Yankees and the Mets has died.
  • Andy Pettitte had a sucessful minor leauge outing today.
  • As another slap in the face to the royal fans who were reloacted (me), the Yankees are only allowing field level ticket holders to roam the field level concessions. No more will you be able to watch batting practice from field level either.
  • The trusty screen that caught that drunk kid in the old Yankee Stadium, has not been moved into the new one.

  • (photo)

    Friday, February 20, 2009

    News and Notes

  • As we reported yesterday, A-Rod was/is in cahoots with a steroid linked trainer.
  • RAB did a little piece on the much anticipated MLB 09 the Show.
  • Edwar and Veras have decided against participating in the World Baseball Classic to focus on Spring Training. 
  • New Stadium Insider is preparing for the summer heat.
  • Ex-Yankee Jason Jones speaks out against the pinstripes. (who cares what Jason Jones says?)
  • Saturday, October 4, 2008

    Yankees To Build Another New Stadium

    Big news for New York!

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    Yankees Jack Up Ticket Prices

    Oh no!

    The Yankees increased most of their ticket prices. The most expensive box seats closest to the field went from $150 in 2007 to $250 next year as part of full season-ticket plans. Those are all sold out.

    In the unlikely event any of those seats are available for individual games, they would cost $325 in advance and $400 on game days.

    Bleachers went up $2. to $14. day of game.
    New Tier Reserved MVP Sec 1-17 and 2-18 are $30. day of game up $10. from last year! 50% increase!

    Depending on row and location, field championship seats run from $160-$250 as part of full season-ticket plans. This season, the range was $115-$150.

    At the lower-priced end, bleacher seats not purchased as part of a season-ticket package rose from $12 to $14.

    I am going to have to sell a kidney but we gotta pay for a new stadium and A-Rod somehow.