Dear Michael Kay at 1050 ESPN Radio in New York,
I caught the end of your show last Wednesday and I came to the conclusion that you are the greatest talk-show host in America.
The job of the host is to get an emotional response out of people, and that you sure did.
The topic was the New Yankee Stadium. You did a rant about how fans shouldn’t complain about the Yankees asking for more help from the city. That was annoying enough.
Then you said this, which is why you are the greatest talk show host in the country. Your premise was that fans should not complain about ticket prices. You stated that there are 30,000 seats at the New New Stadium for $25 or less. Your co-host then suggested that $25 is no small piece of change.
Here’s where you take the prize because nobody could possibly be this much of a Yankee shill. You must have been trying to get the phones to ring (even though the show was over, so that’s weird). Michael, you said that someone who can’t afford $25 tickets probably couldn’t afford $10 seats either. (I think at one point you even said $6 seats).
Your co-host correctly pointed out that taking a family of four to the game would mean $100. You seemed to think that spending $100 and spending $40 were the same. Really dude? Then you went on some tangent about bringing a sandwich.
Yeah I guess I could bring four sandwiches. Of course I will have to carry them in my hand because there are no bags allowed in the stadium.
No backpacks, briefcases, large purses, bags, coolers, glass or plastic bottles, cans, laser pens, video cameras, laptops, firearms or knives are permitted in the ballpark, and there is no claim check area to store any such items.
I also can’t realistically bring any drinks. No bottles, cans or coolers. So I guess I’ll ice down some 4 ounce juiceboxes overnight and carry them in the sandwich free hand.
Yankee Stadium security screams friendliness (which Michael you can read about Yankee Stadium Security Ridiculous or here Yankee Stadium Security Slightly Less Ridiculous).
Maybe you think it’s normal to make people take off a BASEBALL CAP on their way into Yankee Stadium. After all, the notorious Al Qaeda baseball cap bomber nearly destroyed the old place. I hear the guys in Mumbai had bombs hidden under their Yankee hats.
It’s good too that nobody can bring a bag into Yankee Stadium. I mean, who are these crazy people that bring a bag somewhere? It’s as if people think they can come straight from work and bring their bag with them. That’s crazy.
So I agree with you. No bags, bring a sandwich. I will carry in a sandwich and some frozen juice boxes.
$40 is the same as $100. I’m also lucky that I live across the street so I don’t have to pay $18 to park or spend $16 in Metrocards for ny family of 4. I’ll let my son know he can’t have a $7 hot dog and yell at him for losing his sandwich (mine will be safely tucked under my seat not in a cooler). My sandwich will probably stay cold anyway since I sit in the shade since the great suntan lotion ban of Summer 2008. You remember that one right…
The NY Yankees banned sunblock at Yankee stadium “to prevent terrorism.” On a blistering hot day. And sold high-markup, crappy sunblock inside the gates. You know, as soon as we said “There is no price too high to pay in the war on terror,” we lost — and every sleazy con-artist, profiteer, greedhead and crook won.
I felt so much safer after that. If that pesky Al Qaeda isn’t sneaking bombs in bags or under baseball caps they are clearly doing things with suntan lotions.
Security guards collected garbage bags full of sunblock at the entrances to Yankee Stadium over the sweltering weekend, when temps hit 96 degrees and the UV index reached a skin-scorching 9 out of 10 – a move team officials said was to protect the Stadium from terrorism…
Yes Michael, $40 or a hundred dollars is the same thing. I know you know that because as an employee of the Yankees and ESPN and a former sportswriter you pay for tickets all the time. I’m sure you blow off the media lot and park 4 blocks away.
Michael I’m convinced you are the greatest talk show host in the world. I remember that day you pulled everyone’s leg and sounded serious about it being fine that the Evil Money Grubbing Giants stuck their fans with $20,000 PSLs. (link – https://metspolice.com/2008/07/michael-kay-doesnt-care-about-you.html ).
Congratulations dude. Great radio. I know you can’t possibly think $40 and $100 are the same to a regular guy like yourself.
Hopefully someone over there at the Michael Kay Show at 1050 ESPN Radio New York has a google alert and this makes it to you. You are welcome to write back. Drop me a line at [email protected] or post a comment right here at https://metspolice.com/. See ya!