• Yup, Guess I’m A Sucka

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2011 · Comments (6)

    I waited on Yankees Weather tweets as long as I could today – but, then I had to make the call and head out to the Stadium.

    I left my house at 4 PM – and, thanks to the rain and rush-hour traffic, I didn’t get up to the Stadium until a few minutes past six.  Yes, two hours, bumper to bumper, door to door. 

    Once there, I parked – for forty bucks – with my pre-paid parking ticket.  And, then, my daughter and I grabbed some sandwiches from our favorite deli and went into the Stadium.  I’m guessing that we sat down around 6:40 PM, thereabouts.

    Around 7:10 PM, I knew the game wasn’t going to start on time.  So, I asked my daughter if she wanted to go out to Monument Par…Kave.

    She did – so, we went.  As we were coming back to our seats, we took a look at the Great Hall, from up above, and I saw people walking out of the Stadium.  And, then, I figured bad news was coming…

    We went into the Yankees Museum and then I saw the announcement that the game was called.  I reached out to my wife, via the cell, and she said that the Yankees just called our house with an automated message – saying that the game was rained out.  Duh.

    So, back to the car, where I just pissed away $40 on parking, and time to head home.  We left the garage around 7:45 PM and I got home around 9:15 PM.

    My daughter had fun – enjoyed her sandwich, liked the Monument Park and the museum.  And, she likes the fact that now she can see another game…maybe Sunday…or next year.

    But, boy, do I feel like a sucker.  I should have stayed home, never left, saved the gas and tolls – and the time in traffic! – and got a credit for the parking – and I still would have been able to get my rain-check on a game that anyone with a half a brain would have called this afternoon, based on the forecast.

    MLB sucks for allowing this to go until just past seven to pull the plug.  It’s just stupid and inconsiderate.  And, I’m a sucker for playing into it.

    Comments on Yup, Guess I’m A Sucka

    1. 77yankees
      September 23rd, 2011 | 10:34 pm

      The Yankees have done that for years – open the gates and collect the parking and two hours of concession sales only to pull the plug at game time.

    2. Raf
      September 23rd, 2011 | 11:39 pm

      IIRC, MLB made the call. Understandable they’d try to get the game in, given where we are in the season.

    3. September 24th, 2011 | 12:45 am

      Simply put, the fans of America need a fan’s bill of rights that would establish a code of business conduct that major league sports teams would be required to follow. Any league unwilling to agree to follow the bill would be subject to anti-trust sanctions. The modern day sports fan is treated with utter arrogance and distain, will the day come when enough fans will say I’ve had it and find other things to do with their time and money.

    4. Raf
      September 24th, 2011 | 10:17 am

      Had they waited until 10, they could’ve gotten the game in.

    5. JeremyM
      September 24th, 2011 | 1:42 pm

      At least you had some daddy-daughter time so it wasn’t a total waste.

    6. September 24th, 2011 | 6:51 pm

      @ JeremyM:

      Yeah, it’s just too bad that somewhere around 3 hours of it was spent sitting in traffic.

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