14 June 2011
If you've been following our little slice of the interwebs here at NYYSI (and it isn't too difficult, since we only post once a month), you know that we ditched our season tickets heading into 2011. Our original plan was to take advantage of the secondary ticket market, score cheap tickets and go to even MORE games than we did in previous years. To be completely honest, that hasn't happened. The secondary market has TANKED (just as we predicted) and the deals have been there (just folllow us @StadiumInsider to hear all about that), but more often than not, other life events have taken priority over heading up to the Bronx. Tonight, in the midst of a 10 game home stand, we ended up with a free ticket to the game - only the second game we've attended all season. (Booooooo... Hisssssss... We know - we suck).
Of course, once we entered the gates of Yankee Stadium, our "Stadium Insider" instincts took over. Over at the NYYSI Tumblr Page* you'll find some of our top tweets from the game, curated with commentary for your reading pleasure. If you make the extra click, you'll read our take on the infamous "no e-reader/iPad policy" at Yankee Stadium and get some inside information on what makes the "facist" security guards (Jay Jaffe's words, not ours) tick. You'll find links to photos of makeshift boundary lines preventing fans from standing too close to the coveted (and empty) Cafe Seating on the field level concourse, of Harlan Chamberlain watching the action from the wheelchair seats in section(while his son, Joba was en route to Florida for elbow surgery), of Chuck Knoblauch's signed ball in the Yankee museum (Chuck is on Twitter @ChuckKnob4Real - he's actually an engaging presence there, give him a follow) and of shaved ice being sold at an "Asian Food" concession stand (an odd combination). All of this while weaving in our riffs on the game at hand. This seems like a fun way to chronicle our trips to the big house in the Bronx - hopefully you'll feel the same way! Check it out, over on Tumblr.
* We're still trying to figure out a good use for our Tumblr page. For now, we'll use it to curate tweets. Deal with it.