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!

April 27, 2009

Baseball Player Name of the Last Sixth Months

Yefri Carvajal.

Yeah. You know I'm coming out of retirement for that one.

Yefri is a Padres prospect, currently playing for the high-A Lake Elsinore Storm. And I had no idea there was a town in America called Lake Elsinore -- which is awesome, though now that I think about it that's actually kind of an unsettling name to pick, given what went down at Elsinore.

I hope the Padres won't bury a name as great as Yefri Carvajal in A-ball for too long. But of course there is no baseball player name either good or bad, but thinking makes it so...

Meanwhile, I have a recap of last night's Yanks-Sox unpleasantness up at the Banter.