Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Yankees Can't Schedule a Pre-Sale For 2009 Ticket, But They're All Over Inspirational Speakers

Yesterday morning, an email from the New York Yankees about a special pre-sale opportunity arrived in the inbox. This was obvious cause for excitement, as our only chance at opening day tickets is via an account-holder pre-sale since we were bumped from the 41 game plan. My excitement soon turned to horror - this special pre-sale opportunity was for some inspirational speakers named Joel and Victoria Osteen. This is one for the Stadium Insider archives:
"A Night of Hope" with Joel and Victoria Osteen on Saturday, April 25, 2009, commencing at 7:00 PM.

Dear Ticket Licensee,

"A Night of Hope" with Joel and Victoria Osteen Pre-Onsale:
As an existing Ticket Licensee, you will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the event prior to the public onsale that is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Pre-Onsale purchases can ONLY be made online and MUST be made between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. Please be advised that all pre-onsale purchases are subject to availability at the time of purchase.

Prior to purchasing tickets during any scheduled pre-onsale, you will be required to enter a pre-determined password. The pre-determined password for the pre-onsale for "A Night of Hope" with Joel and Victoria Osteen is: [only redacting this in case the Yankees are dumb enough to make this my pre-sale password for all events].

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So let me get this straight, this event is 9 days AFTER the first regular season baseball game (and 22 days after the first exhibition baseball game to be played there), yet the pre-sale is occurring before some Yankee season ticket holders are even relocated? How could this be? Perhaps the Yankees are throwing their jilted season ticket holders a bone and giving them an opportunity to see something at the new stadium. Even if it is to see these weirdos, at least it is a sneak peak at the new digs before the Stadium Tours begin in May! Alright, now we're getting desperate.

We can only hope that A-Rod is invited to this inspirational speaking session - he can use it! HAR HAR HAR (just getting that joke out of the way before the NY media beats it to death once they catch wind of this strange event).

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