14 February 2010
"Thank you again Ross for your fine writing and wonderful stories. They are certainly stories to be very proud of. The fans read and have taken them to heart." - Linda Ruth Tosetti, Granddaughter of Babe Ruth
"Great work on the blog. You and Peter Abraham are mandatory reading." - Reader Feedback
"You guys seem to be breaking everything related to the New Stadium and certainly living up to your blog's title." - Reader Feedback
"I initially bookmarked the blog prior to the start of the regular season, looking for updates and any sort of information about the new stadium; however, since then, I have returned to your site daily eager to read your musings and assorted pieces you have composed." - Reader Feedback
"I was Google searching something about the stadium when your blog was listed as one of the search results. I started reading and ended up hooked. I love it! The information you provide isn't information I could find anywhere else and that is invaluable. Living in Pennsylvania, I don't have all the inside tips to the stadium as someone who lives in the area and is able go to games more frequently. The tips and info you give out have allowed me and my family to get the most out of our trips to the stadium. So, I thank you for that!" - Reader Feedback
Founded in late-March 2007, NYY Stadium Insider is a fan advocacy blog owned and edited by Yankee season ticket holders, reaching thousands of Yankees fans monthly. The blog was born with the idea of passing along the every day season ticket holder experience to Yankee fans who couldn't make it to as many games as we do. It eventually evolved to become what it is today - one of the most unique Yankee blogs on the internet, serving as a watchdog for the Yankee organization and everything that happens inside and outside of Yankee Stadium.
The Evolution Of Stadium Insider
In 2007, NYY Stadium Insider was basically a personal journal, chronicling our experiences as Yankee fans, and our trips to Yankee Stadium. If our mother and girlfriend read the site, it was a successful day.
In 2008, we couldn't afford our season tickets, so we expanded by not only critiquing the stadium experiences of every day fans, but by focusing on the lighter side of the Yankees. We enlisted the services of hardcore Yankee fan and talented "photoshop" manipulator Kaybli for some lighter humor, while also uncovering some hilarious moments during Yankee broadcasts (David Cone's Ian Kennedy "got jerked off in the bullpen" moment immediately comes to mind).
2009 brought with it a new blog name, as New Stadium Insider was born. The opening of the new stadium brought many new readers to the blog, and its reach grew exponentially. We were determined to uncover everything about the new stadium that other people weren't giving enough attention to - from food to obstructed views. With a combination of stadium tips, first-hand reporting, and community-building, New Stadium Insider had uncovered a micro-niche of baseball blogs that had yet to be uncovered.
In 2010, New Stadium Insider returned to being called NYY Stadium Insider (the stadium won't be new forever), and moved to the Bloguin network. This move was initiated to streamline the blog interface and make running the blog easier. Unfortunately, real life has beckoned more often than not, and we don't have the time to regularly update and maintain the site as much as we did for a period of time in 2009. We will continue to work toward uncovering the latest and greatest stories regarding the Yankees fan experience, but don't expect a regular pattern of posting. Think of the posting schedules of No Maas and Fire Joe Morgan in their prime - you'd eagerly await the next post, but never know when it was coming. This obviously isn't the formula for a "successful" blog, but since this isn't a full-time job, it will have to do. We certainly hope you'll bookmark the page (and subscribe to the RSS feed) and keep on coming back.