Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What'll $457.25 buy you these days?

So, maybe I'm FREAKING OUT and have too much to do in too little time. But this is the last season the Yankees are playing in the old Yankee Stadium and GF and I decided a few weeks ago, we had to see one more game there before they moved to the new stadium.

So I got some tickets online a few weeks back, thinking I'd be shooting by now and that I'd just leave set early one day and everything would be hunky-dory. Well, I had the tickets and, in spite of being behind the eight-ball, I was not letting these tickets go to waste. Hey, I'm a huge Red Sox fan and seeing them play the Yankees at either Yankee Stadium or Fenway is a pure joy.

So...important stats?

-2 jumbo franks.
-3 large beers.
-1 massive bag of cracker jacks.
-1 large pretzel.

GF ate stuff too.

What else? One guy about 20 rows below us got drunk, out of hand and ejected. There is nothing like being in a Stadium with 55,000 people chanting "Asshole...Asshole...Asshole" in unison. (Jim, you'd love it here.)

Oh, and then there's the final score of 11-3 Red Sox. Suck it Yankees!

An excellent time was had by all. Well at least all two of us from Polybloggimous-land.

30 comments:

Jim Wright said...

-2 jumbo franks.
-3 large beers.
-1 massive bag of cracker jacks.
-1 large pretzel.


Dammit, now I'm all hungry again. Nothing better than a Yankee Stadium hotdog at the end of the season - something about a dog that's been boiling in the same water since, oh, June.

Just ain't going to be the same in the new stadium. Just not the same.

Nathan said...

Jim,

The dirty water dogs are purchased on street corners. At the stadium, they're on those hot roller-thingies like you see in the movie theater.

At Fenway, if I recall, they're actually grilled. Someone else can confirm or contradict that memory. What I do know is that Fenway has actual condiments, not just packets of ketchup or mustard.

Jim Wright said...

Yeah, well, it's been a while (about twenty years, actually) since I've been to Yankee Stadium. Sue me.

Jim Wright said...

And I don't like the roller thingy. I like mine boiled.

Grilled until crunchy, yeah, I'm good with that too.

And how come you aren't working. I thought there were deadlines involved?

Nathan said...

Jim, Jim, Jim.

I thought you, of all people would know that sometimes you've just gotta say Fuckit!

There's absolutely nothing I could have achieved after 6:00 tonight that I won't be able to pull off before it needs to be done. (Some by the skin of my teeth, but done, nonetheless.)

Nathan said...

Oh, BTW, GF points out that I'm apparently a lying sack of shit. (my words not hers.) She points out that I actually paid $80.00 per ticket, not $200.

She's right, but I'm leaving up that headline because it just sounds better.

Jim Wright said...

I just assumed you ate $297.25 worth of nachos.

Anne C. said...

With stadium prices, that's about four tiny cardboard trays of nachos.

Jeri said...

Cheese sauce extra.

Our Squawks season tickets work out to about $90 per seat - but on the resale market they start at about $225 and skyrocket if the season is good.

We could recoup our season ticket cost by selling a few tickets a year - if Bryan wasn't a TRUE FAN. ;)

And the beer probably requires a mortgage application.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jeri, no mortgage application needed - Nathan simply sold his teak hat and used the proceeds for the beer.

Tracy said...

Good for you. You needed to blow off some steam.
I got up to my first Yankee's game in June, had to get there to see the stadium before it was gone. Loved it, was cool to be in a place of such history. It was a day game though, & about 95 degrees, so it was fucking hot! Luckily our seats were @ the top of the stadium, actually under the lights overhang, so we were in the shade. Even so, the sweat just poured off you just sitting there.
Loved it though, I hadn't been to a game in many years. Something about the National Anthem, w/ people actually singing along, the green grass, & the crack of the bat.
I just assumed gf ate lots. ;-)

Tracy said...

Oh, & the Nathan's hot dogs, the best in the world!!!!!!!! I'm hungry now.

Nathan said...

I didn't say she at lots.

She was very dainty.

Tracy said...

I'm sure she was, I was just kidding. Man, I just seem to be pissing you off lately. I'll shut up for awhile.

Jim Wright, he's an Asshole, yes he is! Woo! said...

I just seem to be pissing you off lately

Hey! There's an idea. The bastard didn't leave us anything to do today - let's have a "Piss Nathan Off" contest. Yeah!

Steven Segal movies, crap crap crap. Anybody who worked on one is a whore, and probably would work on the "Jerky Boys" too.

Jim Wright said...

Everybody, follow me!

Nathan said...

yeah, Lemmings,

Follow Jim!

Tracy said...

hehehe I'm sorry, but I'm too new here, & pissed him off 2 days in a row, so I'll stay out of it. I'll gleefully watch from the sidelines though.
C'mon Jim, you have to have more. Where the hell is everyone else? Did everyone but us go away this week? Not fair!

Nathan said...

Tracy,

This is what pissed off looks like. You haven't even scratched my surface.

Tracy said...

ok, good.
Man, that was mad, & I don't blame you. When I first started reading it, I thought you were saying that Amy pissed you off, & I thought no way, she's my angel - she made a dream come true for me! So glad to see it wasn't her. I told her I'm working as her agent now, spreading the word about her site for what she did for me. I got her moved up on Alltop's movie site, & just got her listed on their tv page, quite proud of myself. :) I owe her big time.
Plus, she got me here, & to Jim's blog. ;-)

Jim Wright said...

So, this "Amy" she's the one responsible, eh? She's so on the list.

Tracy said...

hehehe No, Amy let Nathan know that the bitch peregrine was spreading bad info so that Nathan could refute it. Calm down Jim, Amy is good, Amy is good. Don't go after my angel!

Anonymous said...

Oh,Jim, be my Action Hero, please.

Anon GF

Jim Wright said...

Are you hitting on me?

Random Michelle K said...

I have a sharp stick!

(poke) (poke)

Tracy said...

You're brave Michelle, poking @ Jim while he's asleep! Will you be my action hero?

Nathan said...

All of this flirting on my blog is starting to bug me...especially between the GF and the Action Hero.

Knock it off!

Tracy said...

Don't hate Jim because he's flirtable. He can't help it.

Random Michelle K said...

Jim never sleeps.

It's one of his many super powers.

Jim Wright said...

Jim never sleeps.

Believe me, it felt like that for a long time - one of the advantages of being retired is that I actually do get to sleep nowadays, for hours at a time, and when I do I dream of Anon GF...