Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Why so many Yankees fans left early

If you've been to many pro baseball games, you know about New York Yankees fans.  Loud.  Arrogant.  Abrasive.  They have a reputation for sticking with their team no matter what. 
But things have changed, haven't they? 
Last night's TV viewers were shocked to see so many empty seats behind home plate (and elsewhere) during the 8th inning. 
Why in the world would someone pay so much for a New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Championship Series ticket, and not stay for the entire game ???

Fortunately, we have some survey results.  These give us some insight into the minds of the "new" New York Yankees supporters.  1,000 guys were asked one simple question as they were leaving during the 8th:  "Why aren't you staying for the entire game?"
Here are the top responses. 

1) If you don't arrive by 11:00 p.m. at Barry Manilow's "Midnight and Moonlight Central Park Concert", all of the good blanket spots are taken. 

2) Macy's has an Early Bird Special on handbags.  Gotta be rested.   

3) The postgame spinach quiche at Tavern On The Green is simply to die for.  Fabulous. 

4) A direct quote:  "Mom gets anxious and irritable if she can't tuck me in before 11:00 p.m.  In my basement bedroom.  With all my Yankees penants.  And my Mickey Mantle posters.  And my Derek Jeter action figures."
5) There's a new tradition of leaving a few innings early to stroll arm-in-arm and do some
 window shopping along the beautiful tree-lined boulevards of The Bronx. 

6) Once you've heard Prince Poppycock, the Yankees' new Harry Carey, stick his head out of his skybox,  and sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch, it's all downhill from there. 

7) After the 8th inning, the only security on the subway is provided by New York police officers. 

8) The vendors ran out of sushi.

9) Too many outfield fights about who is "cuter": Alex Rodriguez or Andy Pettitte.

10) The Texas Rangers rocked.  It was pure, undiluted greatness. 

GO RANGERS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Nick Rowe said...

Very good.

But we all know the correct answer is TRAFFIC.

Congratulations, though. If the game were closer they would have braved the traffic.

Great offense and defense, Rangers.