April 29, 2009

Brother Can You Spare $1,250?

Forget whatever the technical definition of an economic depression might be -- the New York Yankees have lowered ticket prices. I'm pretty sure we're in one.

Of course even after this sudden 50% off sale, the team would have to lower the cost of "Legends Suite" seats by another 90% or so before I could even daydream about affording one, but never mind. This is, I believe, the first time in my entire life that the Yankees have lowered the cost of anything by so much as a cent. Make a note of April 28!

Other things that happened on April 28th, courtesy of Wikipedia:

  • 1788 Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1796 The Armistice of Cherasco is signed.
  • 1920Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
  • 1932 – A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 1945Benito Mussolini is executed by a firing squad.
  • 2001 – Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
  • Births of James Monroe (1758), Kurt Gödel (1906), Saddam Hussein (1937), and Barry Larkin (1965).

I'm off to scope out Citi Field today - upper deck, natch, or as I see we're now calling it, "Promenade Level". Sounds so picturesque when you put it like that!

1 comment:

amelie relation said...

On 28 of April 1937, Saddam Hussein, the President of Iraq was born.