• Sitting Big Willie Style

    Posted by on May 24th, 2012 · Comments (21)

    I did not see the Yankees game last night.  How the heck did Will Smith’s family get such great seats?

    Comments on Sitting Big Willie Style

    1. Corey Italiano
      May 24th, 2012 | 12:31 pm

      Legends seats could have been had for 200 last night. Almost went.

    2. MJ Recanati
      May 24th, 2012 | 12:49 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      That pitcher’s family is lucky he works for the Royals and not a team that generates greater fan demand otherwise they’d have had to shell out double that amount to go on an impromptu basis! :-D

    3. May 24th, 2012 | 1:04 pm

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      Legends seats could have been had for 200 last night.

      That’s a steal. Where? Stubhub? How soon before the game?

    4. MJ Recanati
      May 24th, 2012 | 1:38 pm

      Sorry for going off topic but this cracked me up.

      I saw her on TV last night and am glad someone decided to poke a little fun because you definitely don’t see nuns in full habits at Yankee Stadium every day!

      http://tinyurl.com/75zrdyf

    5. May 24th, 2012 | 1:41 pm

      Cashman would hit that.

    6. MJ Recanati
      May 24th, 2012 | 2:26 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      I can only speak for myself but I think most men would think like me: nuns aren’t remotely sexually arousing in any way.

    7. May 24th, 2012 | 2:31 pm

      I can see Cashman now trying to sell himself like Carlos Ramirez on Sister Bertrille.

    8. Corey Italiano
      May 24th, 2012 | 2:58 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      That’s a steal. Where? Stubhub? How soon before the game?

      Yup, stubhub. It was a bit before the game, I remember checking when it was raining for a brief period.

    9. May 24th, 2012 | 3:11 pm

      @ Corey Italiano:
      Is this just a situation of a weeknight game against a shitty team before the end of the school year thing?

    10. Corey Italiano
      May 24th, 2012 | 5:30 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Yup plus it was raining at the time and coming off 2 straight days of rain and terrible play by the Yanks.

    11. Raf
      May 24th, 2012 | 6:17 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Cashman would hit that.

      I’ve done a lot worse… Hey even the great ones pad their stats :D

    12. MJ Recanati
      May 25th, 2012 | 10:35 am

      Raf wrote:

      I’ve done a lot worse… Hey even the great ones pad their stats

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    13. May 25th, 2012 | 11:56 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      Yup plus it was raining at the time and coming off 2 straight days of rain and terrible play by the Yanks.

      Thanks. Maybe one of these days, I might go for those seats. Any tips or suggestions?

    14. Corey Italiano
      May 25th, 2012 | 12:04 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Just use common sense really…here’s some factors I look at:

      - you’ve gotta pick a day where a completely terrible uninteresting team is playing (whether it be the vistor or the Yanks, it doesn’t matter)
      -a week day
      -a day early in the year or later in the year (when school is on for the kiddies)
      -weather..if it’s cold or rainy or has been rainy in the week
      -a day game during the week
      -split double header day game during the week

      If there’s no demand for the game, the prices drop dramatically. Having already been to a game in the Legends Seats, I can highly recommend it. It’s a pretty awesome experience.

    15. May 25th, 2012 | 12:36 pm

      Thanks – actually, I was looking for tips on what to do after you get the tickets? :-)

    16. Corey Italiano
      May 25th, 2012 | 1:25 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      I forget what the gate number is but there’s a special gate specifically for those seats. You go in, there’s the specialty sit-down restaurant with the guest chef of the day (if they still do that, not sure). That place was awesome, definitely be hungry for that. You gotta walk through the restaurant basically to get to the seats so you can’t miss it. I’m not much of a dessert person, but there’s a huge ice cream and dessert/dried fruit section. Then you pass the unlimited candy section which I’m sure your kids would enjoy. walk out to the seats and you get an amazing view. On your way there are giant tubs filled with a variety of drinks. Each tub has something different. At your seats you get wait service and there’s also a place with buffet style stadium food in the corner (hot dogs, sausages, fries, popcorn, cracker jacks, etc.).

      There’s a TV or John Sterling everywhere you go so if the kids need to hit the bathroom up you’re golden. There are screens in the mirror of the bathroom too so you can watch.

      Make sure you get there early so you can take full advantage of it. Watching batting practice from that close is quite a pleasure. You really get a feel for how hard they hit it. Plus, they let you walk around. When I went I walked right over to the seats right behind home plate and watched from there. As a baseball fan, it doesn’t get better.

    17. May 25th, 2012 | 1:36 pm

      Thanks – all the food and drinks are included with the price of the ticket?

    18. Corey Italiano
      May 25th, 2012 | 1:44 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Yup, restaurant included too. Only thing not included is alcohol. Everything is all you can consume.

    19. May 25th, 2012 | 1:52 pm

      Nice. It does sound like a great deal if you get can get these for $200 or less.

      My seats are $80 each. Factor in the price of food and drink at the Stadium and then $200 each is worth it – for the view, etc.

    20. Corey Italiano
      May 25th, 2012 | 1:58 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Just make sure you’re paying attention if you’re in the seats. The balls comes at you really, really fast.

    21. MJ Recanati
      May 25th, 2012 | 2:03 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      My seats are $80 each. Factor in the price of food and drink at the Stadium…

      I no longer eat/drink at the stadium. I bring in sandwiches and drinks from that deli on 161st between River and Gerard. Two sandwiches, two drinks, a bag of chips/pretzels, a little bit of dessert (say, Starburst, for the 6th inning) and a NY Post usually runs me about $19. Totally worth it; healthier, cheaper, no waiting in lines.

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