Here’s the Steiner New York Yankees Press Release And Yankee Stadium Auction Details In Case you Want To Throw Up

Timeless Pieces of Americana From the Original Yankee Stadium Now Available

Yankees-Steiner Collectibles unveils lineup of items from ‘The House that Ruth Built’

NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — People around the world now have a rare opportunity to own a piece of America’s rich history. Iconic and cherished items from the original Yankee Stadium, a landmark that is regarded as one of the most significant monuments in sports history, are now available via a public sale and auction by visiting or calling 1-800-759-SCORE and 914-307-1000.

Yankees-Steiner Collectibles, the exclusive provider of game-used memorabilia from the original and current Yankee Stadium, announced that collectibles – such as the seats where Reggie Jackson’s monstrous home runs landed and the sod where Yankees legends stood to say their final goodbyes to their beloved Stadium – are immediately available to people worldwide.

The “Yankee Stadium Legends” online auction, commencing today and closing on Friday, July 24 between 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET, features a total of 1,500 distinctive pieces. Prospective bidders will have the ability to register for the auction and sign-up for updates at

Twenty-six unique items, including a Yankees Bat Rack from the home dugout and the “Courage Tradition Heart” sign which was located above the awning of the Yankees front office entrance, will be immediately available through the auction. Each week, additional collectibles will be offered and updates will be provided to the public via registration at

In addition to the “Yankee Stadium Legends” online auction, authentic Stadium-related memorabilia will be placed on sale immediately at, including:

  • 1 ft. x 1 ft. pieces of live sod from Yankee Stadium: $120
  • Pairs of Stadium seats: ranging from $1499 – $1999; commemorative single seats: $750
  • Final Season Crystals with Genuine Dirt from the original Yankee Stadium: $80
  • Original bricks from Monument Park in a glass case with etched Yankees logo: $150
“The closing of the original Yankee Stadium marked the end of an era in sports history, but today is the beginning of an unprecedented opportunity for people throughout the world to own a piece of America’s past and the great Yankees tradition,” said Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner Sports. “For nine decades, Yankee Stadium was home to the most successful and glorious franchise in all of sports. Legendary heroes such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Reggie Jackson and Derek Jeter were a part of this beloved Stadium which can now live on in each fan’s household.”

“We are excited to give our great fans a chance to take home a piece of the Yankee Stadium legacy through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn A. Trost. “These treasures allow the Yankees’ legacy to live on and provide fans with keepsakes they can pass along from generation to generation.”

Yankees-Steiner Collectibles, originally created in 2004, is a partnership between the New York Yankees and Steiner Sports to provide sports fans with unique access to New York Yankees memorabilia and experiences.

To enable fans from around the world to connect to their beloved team in a unique way, Yankees-Steiner Collectibles is joined by DeLea Sod, the official sod grower of the New York Yankees.

About Steiner Sports Marketing, Inc.

Established in 1987 by founder and CEO Brandon Steiner, Steiner Sports has been a leader in sports memorabilia and sports marketing for over two decades. Originally focused on procuring athletes for endorsements and speaking engagements, the company has evolved into the world’s foremost provider of authenticated, hand-signed and game-used sports collectibles.

Six New York Mets Players Make "Player-Designed Line Of Merchandise"

Six New York Mets players (Putz, Maine, Parnell, Sheffield, Murphy, Santos), along with the MLBPA, Majestic Athletic and Twins Enterprises held a design session yesterday in what would become the first line of player-designed line of merchandise with MLB player input. The products will be sold in the new MLBPA created Players Clubhouse store at Citi Field
“This was nothing like I expected, but I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes out of this,” Putz said. “I started with a basic orange-and-blue camoflage type of thing, but as we kept talking, I ultimately got to a military camo shirt, but with an Affliction-style print, and red, white and blue lettering. But it was fun to bounce ideas around like that and see where it went.”  
All I keep thinking is “If A-Rod did this….”
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New Yankee Stadium Is A Bronx Bomb (Mulshine)

I wonder if deep down the Yankees realize that they messed up?   Sure Citi Field has a large obstructed view problem, but for the most part people love it (Mets Police included).

As for New Yankee stadium, I have yet to read one “this place is great” article since the first wave of emotion following the first Cubs exhibition.  At best I hear “it’s OK” and “I’m getting used to it.”

I wish there were blogs in 1976 to see what people were saying then.  Any old timers out there care to share?

Anyways…here’s another article about being disappointed , this time from the Star Ledger.

My first impression of the new stadium was that it looked like the old stadium. I realize I was supposed to be impressed, but once inside I couldn’t help but notice that our $100 seats a few rows up behind third base offered pretty much the same view of the field as the $30 seats I had last time I’d visited the stadium.

My buddy Rich got up to get a couple beers. He came back with just one. “They asked me for two IDs to get two beers,” Rich said. Huh? Like me, Rich is in his 50s and looks it. But even if he had looked 21, what would be the point of showing a second ID for someone who was every bit as invisible as those fans in the seats behind home plate?

And then there was the price of the beer: $11 for a 16-ouncer. The Steinbrenners were trying to tell me and Rich something. And that something was: Why not go to a Phillies game?

The following weekend we did. My brother-in-law Marty had scored us some $20 seats. The drive to Citizens Bank Park took the same time as the drive to the Bronx, no computers necessary. We pulled into a parking lot with a full tailgating scene featuring barbecues and beer kegs, something inconceivable in uptight New York City.

Once inside, we realized that our seats weren’t that great. But what did we expect for 20 bucks? We expected beer, something you can’t buy in the cheap seats in the Bronx. In Philly, it was a mere $6.75 for a 16-ouncer. Plus, they had the common sense not to proof us old guys. 

Full article here.

Madonna Is Now A Mets Fan

Oh goodie…

Madonna is so over Alex Rodriguez she’s even dumped the Yankees and is now rooting for the Mets.

Madge took her kids, Lourdes, Rocco and David, to see the Mets play at Citi Field on Mother’s Day, and just to rub salt in A-Rod’s wounds, brought new flame Jesus Luz.


New York Yankees Don’t Get It (Neil Best / Newsday)

I don’t know how else to share this story without posting the whole thing….so everyone do the right thing and click the link and look at some ads on Newsday.  This is from Neil Best…

Yankees protect Legends Suite ‘homes’ from riffraff

Yankees COO Lonn Trost made it quite clear about an hour ago that the team has no current plans to reconsider its policy of not allowing fans into the Legends Suites area during batting practice to seek autographs or simply to get close to their heroes.


I asked him the rationale behind the policy. His blunt comment on that:


“Well, if you purchase a suite, do you want somebody in your suite? You purchase a home, do you want somebody in your home?”


So if you want a Yankee autograph, MOSFU.   (For the newbies, MOSFU is like an FU on steroids).


While we’re Yankee bashing…here’s another really positive piece:


Going to the field level seats for autographs?


Get lost, the security goons say to the real fans, the ones who helped make this new ode to “why do they hate us so much?” elitism possible.


Way too many ads, and an uninspiring out-of-town scoreboard.


Too many passionless “fans” in the best seats – those that are occupied anyway.


The homefield advantage the Yanks enjoyed across the street is going…going …gone.


Somewhere the Red Sox and their most-championships-this-century are laughing.  In a 100 year old park.  The sun never sets on the British Empire, right?