Ticket to Ride [update]

In the end, after no shortage of drama, we got our Yankees tickets: Just moments before I embarked for the Baseball Prospectus 2009 Baltimore whistle stop earlier this week, I got a call from my friend Nick, the “commissioner” of our aggrieved group of Yankees partial-plan ticket holders. Two weeks after turning down the team’s …

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Blog-Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Blogrolling, the third-party add-on to this site which maintains the links you see at left, recently returned from a lengthy stay on the disabled list. The code has been completely re-written, but as I’m just discovering, not all the kinks have been worked out. Instead of alphabetizing the links, they now appear in the order …

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Pole Dancing

Friend, colleague and stadium shell game expert Neil deMause has been flexing his journalistic muscles by keeping up with the Yankee Stadium ticket beat(down), and generously salting his reports with a few choice quotes from yours truly. Following up his initial report for The Village Voice, last week he unearthed some choice euphemisms from Yankees’ …

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You Can Add Dropping the F-Bomb in the Wall Street Journal to My Resume

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 …

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Stickin’ it to the Ticket Holders [updated]

I’m mad as hell about the Yankees’ ticket situation, and I’m not gonna take it any more. Instead of being offered our $25 seats, or even anything between the bases, we had been assigned $85 seats in section 107… …right behind the right field foul pole. Obstructed view, at more than triple the price of …

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Clearing the Bases: Chitter Chatter Pitter Patter

A few things: • The 12-minute spot I recorded on Wednesday morning for “The Young Guns” show on Boston’s WWZN 1510 AM is available here. Hopefully now that the show’s got a blog they’ll be archiving all of my appearances so I can share them here (you can listen to a web stream if you’re …

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