So, over the past three years, I’ve talked to two other WSJ reporters at length a total of five or six times, for maybe an hour and a half, without getting my name in that paper (not that I’m counting).
While part of me wishes that the eloquent command of the Yankee Stadium ticket issue that I’ve shown elsewhere were reflected in what amounts to my debut in the paper, I’m not too refined to say that this doesn’t trump that:
Jay Jaffe and a group of friends shared Yankees tickets for 11 years, but they won’t be making the move to the new stadium. The 20-game packages of $25-a-game grandstand seats they hoped to get were sold out. Instead, the Yankees suggested $85 seats deep in right field.
“Literally, my words were, ‘Are you f- kidding me?'” Mr. Jaffe recalls.
If you’re gonna be reduced to a soundbite, might as well go out with guns blazing. Somewhere George Carlin is getting a good laugh.