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(AZCentral)   No need to wait for a piece to fall on your head -- you now have a chance to buy piece of Yankee Stadium   ( divider line
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80 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Apr 2003 at 1:02 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-21 11:38:29 AM  
Why didn't they just trade them all to the Red Sox for another one of their heroes. Nomar perhaps?
2003-04-21 01:06:11 PM  
thats only what 100 tho? they could probably get 5 times that much for one of those seats. Auction em ya dumbasses...
2003-04-21 01:07:11 PM  
why would any body want a $1000 chair
2003-04-21 01:08:09 PM  
Compared to a $100k crapper, that's quite a steal
2003-04-21 01:08:37 PM  
Go Mets!
2003-04-21 01:08:56 PM  
Do they come prewashed, or do I have to sterilize it myself?
2003-04-21 01:11:43 PM  
I don't care if I lose participation points or not...

baseball sucks.
2003-04-21 01:12:49 PM  
How bout if NYC auctions off pieces of Yankees stadium that you would like to burn ? I can match any price, no problem.
/bitter Red Sox fan

P.S. I'll also buy a chance to kneecap Clemens as well.

2003-04-21 01:13:26 PM  
if its like the toilet i want my one with extra rubys
2003-04-21 01:13:58 PM  
you now have a chance to buy piece of Yankee stadium

2003-04-21 01:17:40 PM  
Selling 1,000 seats for $1,000 each = $1,000,000

They're hoping this helps a 4 BILLION dollar debt how?
2003-04-21 01:23:06 PM  
DBCoop is really DBPooper?
2003-04-21 01:28:37 PM  
Great idea. I was wondering what to get my wife for her birthday.

A piece of Yankee stadium to burn in the fireplace, while we snuggle under the watchful gaze of our Piazza, Alomar, Mookie, and Leiter bobble head dolls.

/good times

2003-04-21 01:28:59 PM  
Whooaaa...that's like a thousand, thousand dollars. Whoooaa.
2003-04-21 01:30:33 PM  
the yankees are satan's concubines.
2003-04-21 01:30:37 PM  
04-21-03 01:17:40 PM GCD
Selling 1,000 seats for $1,000 each = $1,000,000

They're hoping this helps a 4 BILLION dollar debt how?

Well, by selling some old seats lying around they get rid of a quarter of the debt. That helps.
2003-04-21 01:31:14 PM  
Great. Now Steinbrenner has conned people into paying for the opportunity to take his trash away, one pound at a time.
2003-04-21 01:31:41 PM  
HAHAHAHA I'm an idiot. That's a B not an M.
2003-04-21 01:34:37 PM  
Skinink...wahhhhh...Nomah...wahhh...Babe Ruth...wahhh

\start={\bored pointless flamewar attempt}

Go Cubs!!!
2003-04-21 01:36:06 PM  
why would any body want a $1000 chair

I'd imagine the DOD is salivating at the thought.
2003-04-21 01:44:51 PM  
Moonman9j9, call me insane, but I didn't think that 1 MILLION works out to be a quarter of 4 BILLION.
2003-04-21 01:48:45 PM  
"Demolish it, and they will go."
2003-04-21 01:48:47 PM  
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GIS for yankee
2003-04-21 01:49:02 PM're insane.

2003-04-21 01:49:28 PM  
"Officials hope the seat sale helps the city narrow a nearly $4 billion budget deficit."
So 1,000 seats at $1,000 each bringing in just $1,000,000. If that was 100% profit, which of course it's not, that would eliminate a mind-numbing .025% percent of the debt.

I guess everything counts

2003-04-21 01:55:32 PM  
Maybe they should get rid of some of their overpaid overrated players.... They should keep Jorge though... Jorge rocks
2003-04-21 01:59:48 PM  

Owner George Steinbrenner stopping at nothing to improve the Yankees, and sources familiar with their books told the New York Daily News last week that the team's current payroll for 2003 is an all-time high of $164 million -- about $24 million more than at this time a year ago.

That's $45 million more than the second highest, the Mets' $119 million, according to figures obtained by the newspaper.

New York's payroll also is almost 60 percent greater than the division rival Boston Red Sox, who are sixth highest in the majors at $103 million

2003-04-21 02:14:18 PM  
BatM: ...and look where the Mets are in comparison to where the Yankees are. Look at where Kansas City is, at where San Fran is, how Montreal is succeeding so far this season.

Look at Anaheim last year.

Big payroll != wins.

I'm looking for Boston's payroll figures as I type.
2003-04-21 02:15:10 PM  
Let me be the first to say it: Yankees Suck.

That is all.
2003-04-21 02:19:02 PM  
$103 million. 6th highest in MLB.


According to a Google search anyhow, but we all know that the Yankees control that with their wallet, too.

2003-04-21 02:25:39 PM  
I agree Wintermute

I can't find Detroits payroll, but it was like 50 million last year and they CUT BACK. hahahaha


/Can't believe the Orioles are 8 and 9
2003-04-21 02:29:04 PM  
Can I buy one? I need a new toilet seat.

/another bitter Red Sox fan
2003-04-21 02:31:37 PM  
OT:Anyone see this picture yet?

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Helmets are good!
2003-04-21 02:58:05 PM  
New York City's Parks Department is planning to sell a thousand vintage Yankee Stadium seats for a $1,000 apiece.


Officials hope the seat sale helps the city narrow a nearly $4 billion budget deficit.

Somebody check my math here, but I don't think that 1 million dollars is going to help that budget much.
2003-04-21 03:03:01 PM  
Bark_atda_moon The Mets are second in the league with $119 million? Jeeze, what are they doing with that money? Smoking crack with $100 bills?
2003-04-21 03:06:54 PM  
1) The city is saving 1 MILLION dollars. More power to them. Sure it isn't 4 BILLION, but I still wouldn't kick it out of bed.

2) Means they also don't have to pay for the storage space anymore or can use it for something else.
2003-04-21 03:18:38 PM  

Mo Vaughn, Burnitz, and Glavine all make over 10 million. Mike Piazza makes 15 mil. Floyd makes 8 I think.

J.Burnitz .277 .508 18 65 7 18 33 6 0 3 6 8 16 1 2 0
C.Floyd .246 .393 17 61 6 15 24 3 0 2 6 6 11 0 0 1
M.Vaughn .241 .389 17 54 7 13 21 2 0 2 11 6 15 0 0 4
M.Piazza .235 .373 13 51 5 12 19 1 0 2 3 5 9 0 0 5

I think that about answers your question.... Only 3 batters are batting over .250! They suck and they do it in style.
2003-04-21 03:29:46 PM  
Maybe the Red Sox should buy them up, and install them at Fenway in hopes of breaking the Curse. Or at the very least, have some seats in the park that were actually sat upon by fans watching their own team win a championship, which is a first step.
2003-04-21 03:51:17 PM  
If the city were smart, they'd get the papers to start a publicity craze and then auction the seats rather than sell them for a set price.

Most people would rather buy junk than feed third-world orphans or any of those other stupid helpful things.
2003-04-21 08:41:54 PM  
Betcha Billy Crystal buys all the good stuff before anyone else who is stupid enough to want it can.
2003-04-21 11:19:06 PM  
In a related story the city of Boston just donated a warehouse full of Red Sox "1986 World Series Champions" t-shirts to the war refugees in Iraq.
2003-04-22 02:01:57 PM  
people who question the wisdom of this sale on the grounds that it won't come close to covering NYC's debt are totally missing the point.

First, I'd rather have $1M to put towards a budget hole than nothing. Second, the Yankee Stadium project is one of many designed at easing budgetary cuts. Obviously, NYC can't pay off everything (particularly, because Bush won't give the aid that was promised to the city--more important that everyone else has a few hundred bucks in pocket; see, I'd always thought that if the economic motor of the big cities were returned to prosperity, we'd see a rising tide that would lift all ships), but to see the problem in such a monolithic way misses the point.

Let's consider the schools budget, where the proposed cuts are in the tens of millions. Here's an area where an extra million makes a quantifiable difference in the lives of teachers, students and schools
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