Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lonn Trost And The Yankees Need a Better Publicists Version 2,087

“If you purchased a suite, do you want people in your suite?” Trost said, referencing the pricey Legends Suites that are closest to the field. “If you purchased a house, do you want people in your house?”
Lonn Trost is so out of touch with the fans that he doesn't even know the way the old Yankee Stadium worked. In 2008, people were able to congregate by the foul poles and meet players, watch batting practice, and enjoy being close to the field. Now, there is a security guard stationed at every single entrance to the field level seats, including the outfield box seats in front of the bleachers. Nobody pining for access to the area close to the field during BP wants to sit in anyone's "house." What an asinine quote from the person who is running the Yankee organization into the ground.

Why didn't any of the beat writers reporters covering the press conference follow up with a question about non-Legends field level access? Perhaps it is because they too are slightly out of touch with the plight of the average fan? Perhaps it is because they talk the talk in op-ed columns regarding Trost, but once they get in front of him they fall for his ratty charm? We'll never know.

Unfortunately, all we learned from Lonn Trost's press conference today is that the Yankees are price gauging as always (in regard to the memorabilia pricing) and they still don't understand how to make some easy fixes to the new stadium. Would it have been so difficult to announce
some positive news instead of continuing to allow the barrage of stories with a negative tone? We stand by the fact that the Yankees need to consider hiring a completely different PR firm and starting anew. We hear A-Rod knows a guy.
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