Apparently, the clubhouse gag involving Yankees utility infielder Torreyes (does Girardi call him “Torrey?”) is to stand him next to Aaron Judge, the giant, to point up their disparity in size. But Torreyes, who had to endure some suspense to win the job as a replacement for the injured Didi, delivered big in the Yanks’ first win of the season. He popped a homer, had a nice glove and showed his versatility. CC was more than enough to hold off the Rays, and the result was a nice rebound from Sunday’s depressing season kick-off.
I’m not going to post about every game, but I thought the first win deserved some love. Here’s hoping for many more.
Meanwhile, the front office is clearly nervous about putting fannies in the seats this year. From yesterday’s NYT:
“On Tuesday the Yankees unveiled the stadium’s new features, which include a picnic area, refreshment terraces, charging stations for personal devices, a lounge equipped with televisions tuned to other sports events, and a children’s playground complete with breast-feeding facilities. The idea is to offer more options and to cater more to families, officials said, in response to surveys sent out during the past few seasons.”
How about a swimming pool like ballparks out west? Or yoga? I mean, come on. Fans don’t have ADD. They just want good baseball and don’t need all this “stuff.” What they also need is fairer pricing, and management is trying to address that too.
“The Yankees have also introduced so-called dynamic pricing, which alters the cost of tickets based on supply and demand. In this way, purchasing a seat at Yankee Stadium is not unlike buying a ticket on United Airlines. Prices for the same seat may vary, day to day, according to how many of them are available. The actual opponent matters less than the projected vacancies.”
Sounds confusing to me. Why not just lower the prices, period? Or would that be too easy?