Quick note to our readers: Squawker Jon and I are going to tonight's Yankee game so we can see Alex Rodriguez's debut at the new Yankee Stadium. Well, I'm going for that. Jon is going to celebrate Cup Night.
I bought two "Grandstand Dugout" tickets on StubHub for $17 each, plus service fees. The face value is $30 each. The tickets appear to be pretty good - very close to home plate, albeit a little high up.
Surprisingly - or maybe not so surprisingly, given that tonight is the night A-Rod returns - tickets were going fast today, and there were only about 1500 left. Several times, I tried to buy tickets that looked like a good deal, only to have somebody else buy them up before me.
Tonight will be a big test, I think, of the new Yankee Stadium. The weather is good, and it's an "event night," with A-Rod's return. If the seats aren't close to being filled, and if the crowd is lame, that won't be a good sign for the new Stadium.
But if it is, it will show the power of Alex Rodriguez to "put fannies in the seats," as George Steinbrenner used to say.
As I wrote earlier, I'm predicting A-Rod hits a homer. I'm also hoping that Phil Hughes pitches better than the last game I saw him at, against the Red Sox. And I hope that the crowd is raucous and loud and fun!
What do you think? Leave us a comment!