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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Derek Jeter’s retirement: Ticket prices soar for September 7 ceremony at Yankee Stadium

...The average list price for the home game against the Kansas City Royals went from $139 before the announcement to $497 by Saturday, according to TiqIQ, a ticket resale market aggregator.

The cheapest seat for sale that day skyrocketed from $16 to $211, TiqiQ said. Bleacher seats are now selling for $223 and more, and outfield field box seats with a $175 face value are priced at $575 and more…

A complimentary gift basket to the first 10,000 female fans aged 18 and older.

NattyBoh Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:45 AM | 58 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: July 20, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4754690)
If the Royals have any sense of honor and dignity, they will forfeit the game to the Yankees in lieu of a 3-hour celebration of all things Jeter.
   2. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4754718)
That's a lot just to watch a sloppy blow job.
   3. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4754721)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be on the DL on 7 September.
   4. JE (Jason) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4754727)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be go on the DL on 7 September.

Even better.
   5. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:33 PM (#4754728)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be on the DL on 7 September.


That would be genuinely awful. Rightly or wrongly people are spending their hard earned money on this (and other) game. I have no particularly love for Jeter and would be very happy to see the Yankees 62-77 at that point but it would be disappointing to see Jeter miss those games.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:34 PM (#4754729)

those are secondary market ticket prices; Yankees didn't hike prices for this game (now a sellout).
   7. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 20, 2014 at 03:39 PM (#4754730)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be go on the DL on 7 September.

If there's any sense of cosmic humor, Jeter will lead the Yanks to a World's Championship and decide to extend his career another year. Bill Murray will play him in the movie.
   8. DKDC Posted: July 20, 2014 at 04:21 PM (#4754744)
I'm so happy the Orioles didn't draw the short straw here. My condolences, Royals.

I had Yankee stadium tickets to what was supposed to be Cal Ripkens last game ever, but 9/11 screwed with the schedule and he ended up finishing up at home after all.

I went to that game anyways and it was the worst baseball game experience of my life. Cold and drizzly from the first pitch, it only got colder and wetter as the day went on. So of course it went into extra innings, and they eventually stopped playing long after I'd left and "suspended" the game, knowing full well it was going to likely never be resumed because it would have no impact on the standings.

It went into the books as a tie. Cal Ripken went 0-7.
   9. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 20, 2014 at 04:35 PM (#4754749)
those are secondary market ticket prices; Yankees didn't hike prices for this game (now a sellout).


I know that. Doesn't change the fact that people are spending real money on these tickets. I'm not blaming anyone, just noting that it would really suck for those folks some of whom are spending money that they probably shouldn't be spending and I'd feel for them. I'm sure someone will now jump in and tell me they deserve it.

If there's any sense of cosmic humor, Jeter will lead the Yanks to a World's Championship and decide to extend his career another year. Bill Murray will play him in the movie.


This would be funny.
   10. NattyBoh Posted: July 20, 2014 at 04:48 PM (#4754754)
I had Yankee stadium tickets to what was supposed to be Cal Ripkens last game ever, but 9/11 screwed with the schedule and he ended up finishing up at home after all.


I had tickets to see him in Baltimore the next weekend which was his last home game. Was working in Boston and could not get a flight to get back there in time for work after they rescheduled it. Still have the unused ticket unless my wife threw it out. Have thought about asking for a refund.
   11. McCoy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:01 PM (#4754759)
I had tickets to what was expected to be the game in which Maddux got his 3000th strikeout and had tickets to the game, that had the bullpen held the in a previous game Maddux started and I was at, would have been the game he got his 300th win. Instead I was at game 299 and watched the 3000th strikeout game on TV because it was raining that day and I did not wish to suffer through a rain delay.
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:32 PM (#4754775)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be on the DL on 7 September.


With the expanded rosters, no one gets put on the DL in September. I'd settle for the fans getting to see Jeter extend an 0-for-43 streak.
   13. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 20, 2014 at 05:40 PM (#4754782)
I had Yankee stadium tickets to what was supposed to be Cal Ripkens last game ever, but 9/11 screwed with the schedule and he ended up finishing up at home after all.

My GF and I drove from Champaign-Urbana to Wrigley Field on three hours sleep to see Willie Mays play in his last game. It was a Sunday doubleheader and he sat on the bench the entire afternoon.

Then because the division race hadn't yet been decided, they had to schedule another doubleheader the next day. We went to that, too. Mays didn't play in the first game, and the second game was cancelled after the Mets clinched the division in the first game. So we went 0 for 4 after driving close to 150 miles.

OTOH we got to hear Pat Pieper tell us to get our pencils and scorecards ready, so it wasn't a complete loss. Some things are priceless.
   14. Rob_Wood Posted: July 20, 2014 at 08:16 PM (#4754857)
I was one of a handful of people who attended Hank Aaron's last game. IIRC Hank hit a grounder that an infielder kinda messed up and then he was taken out for a pinch runner. We did give him a standing ovation, but there were so few fans in the stands that it hardly mattered.
   15. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:15 PM (#4754884)
I was one of a handful of people who attended Hank Aaron's last game. IIRC Hank hit a grounder that an infielder kinda messed up and then he was taken out for a pinch runner. We did give him a standing ovation, but there were so few fans in the stands that it hardly mattered.

I passed up chances to see the original Nats' last game (att. 4,768), and the expansion Nats' last game in Griffith Stadium (att. 1,498). I should have gone to that last one especially, because I sold a copy of the program for about $150.00.

Selling out the final game at old stadiums is something that's only a product of recent decades, and prior to the Expos' final game in Montreal, the biggest crowd for a lame duck team's final home game was the Milwaukee Braves' 12,577. The Philadelphia A's closed out their 54 years in the American League by drawing 1,715 loyal souls for a Sunday game against the Yankees.
   16. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4754887)
Saddam Hussein kept me from the White Sox final game at Old Comiskey.
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: July 20, 2014 at 09:27 PM (#4754890)

I went to the last football game at Giants Stadium, also 2nd to last Mets game at Shea, last Nets game ever in New Jersey, 1st FB game at MetLife Stadium, 1st Mets game at CitiField.

#sniff
   18. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM (#4754905)
I made it to the O's final game at Memorial, their first game at Camden Yards (an exhibition against the Mets where we froze our nuts off), the first Nats game when they returned after 34 years, and the first game in Nats Park, which was a GWU - St. Joe's game played in about 30 degree weather.
   19. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:05 PM (#4754906)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be on the DL on 7 September.

With the expanded rosters, no one gets put on the DL in September. I'd settle for the fans getting to see Jeter extend an 0-for-43 streak.


Mark it down folks - September 7th could be Christmas for Losers!
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4754911)

"With the expanded rosters, no one gets put on the DL in September"

actually a handful do each year for some sort of procedural purposes, could be 40-man stuff...
   21. Cooper Nielson Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:33 PM (#4754924)
While this thread has taken a turn toward "final game of ___," let's not forget that the Yankees/Jeter have 11 home games after this one. I hope the people paying $575 for these tickets understand that. :)
   22. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:35 PM (#4754926)
Wonder if ticket values later in the month are nosediving because of this.
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:40 PM (#4754929)
. . . let's not forget that the Yankees/Jeter have 11 home games after this one.

True, but this is the game with the Magic Jeter Coin. No telling what good fortune that will bring the recipients.
   24. BDC Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM (#4754932)
I was at Bengie Molina's last game.
   25. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM (#4754934)
I was at the Tuffy Rhodes 3 HR game.
   26. Cooper Nielson Posted: July 20, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4754935)
I was at the game where Dustan Mohr hit his first home run!
   27. cardsfanboy Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4754944)
I was at the game where Dustan Mohr hit his first home run!


I was at the game where Dimitri Young got his first major league hit.
I was at the last Cardinal game at Busch Stadium II(post season game)
and
I was at Bob Gibson's 3000th strikeout game(although I was 3 years old at the time and didn't know this until years later after my dad died and my mom was talking about how he was taking me to games to see some milestone and I went through his scorecards)
   28. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:29 PM (#4754951)
I was at Carl Yastrzemskis last game. It was an unbelievable experience. I was 13 and clapped more that day than I ever have before or since. I'll never forget him taking a lap around the field after being removed about the seventh inning. It was fantastic.
   29. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: July 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4754956)
I was at the Sosa corked bat game, sitting behind RF in the bleachers. There was no announcement as to why the inning was over or why Troy O'Leary was the new RF.
   30. cardsfanboy Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:06 AM (#4754961)
why Troy O'Leary was the new RF.

as an appeasement to the cow in case it wanted to start another fire.
   31. bobm Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM (#4754963)
[28] I was at Carl Yastrzemskis last game. It was an unbelievable experience.

[29] There was no announcement as to why the inning was over or why Troy O'Leary was the new RF

From "unbelievable experience" to "girlfriend experience" in a single post... :)

   32. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4754966)
in the I (and he) wasn't expecting this category: I attended Corey Koskie's last MLB game.
other oddities I've attended: Tony Phllips fighting fan following various fog delays, Albert Belle leveling Vina, Chili Davis poking fan in face, Randall Simon whacking sausage,
   33. Batman Posted: July 21, 2014 at 07:38 AM (#4754992)
I was at the game when Lenn Sakata got his first hit against the White Sox.
   34. Blastin Posted: July 21, 2014 at 08:23 AM (#4755005)
I was at A-Rod's 500th HR game. He hit it immediately, in the first inning, and then I sat in the absurdly hot sun right next to the foul pole as 21 year old Phil Hughes traded non-zeroes with Kyle Davies of the Royals. That game took forever.

I was also at the ALCS game where Jeter snapped his ankle, a game which would have been remember more for Ibanez being ridiculous for, like, the third time had that not happened. I wasn't at all surprised we got swept after that, since I've never heard the stadium go from 100 to 0 so fast. (Oh I know we could have won if we didn't all forget how to hit - something they still have not remembered how to do! - but, cliche though it is, it was a deflating feeling, and I can't imagine the players were utterly immune to it.)
   35. Captain Supporter Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:15 AM (#4755015)
If there's any justice in the world, he'll be on the DL on 7 September.


Your idea of justice does not speak well for your character.
   36. JE (Jason) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:25 AM (#4755018)
I was at A-Rod's 500th HR game. He hit it immediately, in the first inning, and then I sat in the absurdly hot sun right next to the foul pole as 21 year old Phil Hughes traded non-zeroes with Kyle Davies of the Royals. That game took forever.

I was at Manny's 500th HR game in Baltimore. It's no surprise seeing droves of Red Sox fans at Camden Yards but on that night they must have outnumbered the home crowd by 3:1.
   37. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:25 AM (#4755019)
I was there for the dawn of man

Took way too long
   38. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:33 AM (#4755022)
I was there in 1974 at the first Suicide practices in a loft in New York City.
I was working on the organ sounds with much patience.
I was there when Captain Beefheart started up his first band.
I told him, "Don't do it that way. You'll never make a dime."
I was there.
I was the first guy playing Daft Punk to the rock kids.
I played it at CBGB's.
Everybody thought I was crazy.
We all know.
I was there.
I was there.
I've never been wrong.

I used to work in the record store.
I had everything before anyone.
I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan.
I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes.
I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988.
   39. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM (#4755048)
I was at Manny's 500th HR game in Baltimore. It's no surprise seeing droves of Red Sox fans at Camden Yards but on that night they must have outnumbered the home crowd by 3:1.

That's because that game was also a BTF meetup, and my man Kevin was leading the cheers.
   40. Lassus Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM (#4755053)
#38 has to be a lyric Repoz wrote about his own life, I assume.
   41. JE (Jason) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM (#4755060)
That's because that game was also a BTF meetup, and my man Kevin was leading the cheers.

Hmmm, that was eight months or so before I joined. In those days I was happy and handsome. (Sigh.)
   42. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:33 AM (#4755064)
That's because that game was also a BTF meetup, and my man Kevin was leading the cheers.


Funny, I think I was there (since it was a BTF meetup) but have no recollection of seeing Manny's 500th hr.
   43. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4755067)
#38 has to be a lyric Repoz wrote about his own life, I assume.


It's from LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge" -- definitely even more applicable to Repoz than to me.
   44. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4755069)
I was one of a handful of people who attended Hank Aaron's last game. IIRC Hank hit a grounder that an infielder kinda messed up and then he was taken out for a pinch runner. We did give him a standing ovation, but there were so few fans in the stands that it hardly mattered.


October 3, 1976, Detroit at Milwaukee. Aaron was the DH and went 1-3 with an RBI.

He grounded out 6-3, grounded out 5-3, singled to SS (Jerry Manuel), and then Gantner came into run for him. Looks like you were about right in the details.

(Yount was at SS for the Brewers.)

The game went a manageable 2 hours 9 minutes.

6,858 people in the stands.
   45. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM (#4755078)
6,858 people in the stands.

And Aaron was a way better player, and he didn't get the Braves to cheat the holder of 715 out of the ball by giving him a couple replica trinkets.

So go figure.
   46. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM (#4755080)
Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 21, 2014 at 09:25 AM (#4755019)
I was there for the dawn of man

Took way too long


Harveys wins the internet.
   47. Howie Menckel Posted: July 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM (#4755081)

I was there when Pete Sampras puked just beyond the baseline in the middle of a U.S. Open tennis match. I know (?) it was a coincidence, but it was funny that they soon changed sides, and damned if every one of Sampras's returns didn't land right near that (mostly) cleaned-up spot. good times.

I was also there when Patrick Ewing, the sweatiest man on Earth, ran full speed toward the press table under the basket during a playoff game at MSG. Somehow the behemoth was able to stop just as he clutched the low-lying plastic table, saving the lives of numerous journalists. But his eau, his essence, as it were, still sprayed forward like a kid's supersoaker. bath time! #notgoodtimes

   48. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:01 AM (#4755084)
That's because that game was also a BTF meetup, and my man Kevin was leading the cheers.


Funny, I think I was there (since it was a BTF meetup) but have no recollection of seeing Manny's 500th hr.


There were actually two BTF Camden meetups involving the Red Sox, and you were only at the first one. (Treder was at the second one, the one where we couldn't hear ourselves think over the loudspeakers.) I remember marveling at how you and Kevin got along so well at the pool room / sports bar we went to before the game, but then none of us are quite as obnoxious in person as we can sometimes be around here. (smile)
   49. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4755099)
As I've said a number of times I found Kevin to be very pleasant in person. And I actually don't have the problems with him here that others do. Sure he can be a little annoying sometimes, but, then, so can't we all :-)
   50. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM (#4755103)
Checked my email and looks like the meetup game I was at was on May 31, 2008 in Baltimore, a 6-3 Red Sox win. So, already 6 years ago now...

Manny did hit a HR during that game. Are you sure this wasn't the 500th HR game, Andy? I'm too lazy to check.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL200805310.shtml
   51. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM (#4755104)
And I actually don't have the problems with him here that others do. Sure he can be a little annoying sometimes, but, then, so can't we all :-)


Same here. Well, except for the part about sometimes being annoying ... moi?
   52. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM (#4755106)
Manny did hit a HR during that game. Are you sure it wasn't his 500th?


Google says it was.

(Normally I'd be too lazy to check, but avoiding grappling with the lede for a news release I'm having to write is how I roll, baby ...)
   53. jobu Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4755117)
I was 'round when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain.
   54. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:34 AM (#4755134)
According to Manny's HR log at BBRef it was.
   55. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM (#4755158)
other oddities I've attended: Tony Phllips fighting fan following various fog delays, Albert Belle leveling Vina, Chili Davis poking fan in face, Randall Simon whacking sausage,
\

Man, do you just stir up violence wherever you go?
   56. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM (#4755176)
Checked my email and looks like the meetup game I was at was on May 31, 2008 in Baltimore, a 6-3 Red Sox win. So, already 6 years ago now...

Manny did hit a HR during that game. Are you sure this wasn't the 500th HR game, Andy? I'm too lazy to check.


It was, as Jose's link shows. I assumed you were at the second meetup only because you said you didn't remember seeing #500. I wasn't sure which one of those meetup games had #500, only that one of them did, and that the other one had the ####### loudspeakers right over my head. So you got to see Manny's monumental moment, while Treder got his hearing capacity reduced by about 20%.
   57. just plain joe Posted: July 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM (#4755189)
I was at the Cubs first night game, both of them; the one that was rained out and then the next night that went nine. We actually bought the tickets when the season was just starting and the date for the first night game was yet to be announced; we lucked into history. Somewhere I stil have my 8/8/88 tee shirt.
   58. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: July 21, 2014 at 07:59 PM (#4755433)
Randall Simon whacking sausage

Now there's an image I didn't need in my head...

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