Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dr. Evil and Mini-me relent, sort of

Dr. Evil and Mini-me (Randy Levine and Lonn Trost to the rest of the world) have seemingly heard the cries from the masses about the insipid rules about moving closer to the field during batting practice. No, there won't be a bridge over troubled waters the moat, but in the bleachers and in the corners of the park, you'll be able to get closer.

Fans will be now permitted to watch batting practice and infield workouts during the first hour gates are open -- for example, between 4-5 p.m. for a 7:05 p.m. game -- from Sections 103-110 (right-field corner), 129-136 (left-field corner) and all of the Bleachers, provided the seat is vacant.

All seats between Sections 111-129, including areas near the dugouts, will remain off-limits unless fans hold a ticket for those sections.

The changes were made public one day after Yankees COO Lonn Trost defended the original policies of the new Stadium, telling reporters, "
If you purchase a suite, do you want somebody in your suite? You purchase a home, do you want somebody in your home?''

Alice McGillion, a spokeswoman for the Yankees, told The New York Times that the club had received complaints and looked at the policy at the old Yankee Stadium.

"
We liberalized the policy even more," she told the newspaper. "This is part of living in a new home and making adjustments. It's only been a month."
Baby steps, friends, baby steps. The best part of this is that they seem to be hearing and reading us.

3 comments:

JoeOrange31 said...

Maybe in a couple of years they'll take the plastic off of the furniture in the suites!

Brian said...

what a joke, they have totally lost sight of what the game is about and only have (non existent) dollar signs in their sights and could care less about the die hard fans who would give a kidney to take in a game from the elitist "we're better than your poor ass" seats and yet they remain unoccupied... hal and randy should take their junk outta each others trunk and come (no pun) back to reality

tHeMARksMiTh said...

You know, I keep hearing about "baby steps", but they're a franchise that's 100+ years old. There are no baby steps anymore. You know how this works, but you still screwed it up. Stop blaming the stadium. Now, if the scoreboard malfunctions due to some weird wiring, okay. But not when it comes to the fan's experience.