Yanks honcho Lonn Trost had a few words to say to the kids (via Pete Abe) who want to get close to the field and watch BP up close and personal, maybe snagging a ball or autograph (emphasis mine):
On the issue of allowing regular fans and kids to watch batting practice from the field level, here is what Trost had to say: “If you purchased a suite, do you want people in your suite. If you purchased a house, do you want people in your house?”
Wow. That’s pretty much all the evidence you need about the caste system at the new Stadium. There is a Stadium for the wealthy and there is a Stadium for everybody else.
You know what is really sad about the whole thing? None of those people even watch BP. The entire area is largely empty before the game.