I received an email from a disgruntled Yankee season ticket holder containing an MP3 of an interview that Lonn Trost conducted with Mike and the now defunct Mad Dog last March 11. In the interview below, listen to Lonn the sleaze go out of his way to brag about what a great relocation plan the Yankees had concocted and how happy the fans would be.
Nearly one year later, egg is dripping down his face, but the Yankees are laughing their way to the bank.
Scroll to 7:18 of this clip and listen for the next minute or so. It is pretty unbelievable that Francesca let him off the hook so easily in that interview last week. Accountability just doesn't exist these days, even when archives of print, radio and TV are so readily accesible. It is sad, really.
If the player doesn't work, you can download the interview here.
What do you have to say for yourself, Lonn?
Update (3/5/09): Some folks in the comments are pointing out how forthcoming Lonn was in his interview, mentioning the obstruction in the bleachers and talking about the TVs in the walls. If you read this blog, you will see that the bleacher obstruction has not been news since September when NY Mag posted a photo from the 3D seat selector. The fact remains that the relocation process that was being touted as one of the most efficient and well-planned in the history of sports in the interview linked above is still going on with a month until opening day. Any season ticket holder that didn't upgrade to full season is disgruntled. The interview from one year ago shows Trost's ignorance in regard to the pending relocation. Instead of tempering expectations for the process, he boasted proudly how happy everyone would be. That was his first mistake.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Lonn Trost is a liar - All the proof Yankee fans need from a year-old interviewPosted by Ross at 10:10 PM
Labels: Lonn Trost interview on WFAN about season ticket relocation, Lonn Trost speakin half-truths, Mike and The MadDog Interview Lonn Trost 3-11-08
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