After conducting some interviews in the clubhouse after the game yesterday, I got in the elevator to go back to the press box and there was a young man with a laundry cart full of dirty Yankee uniforms.
The laundry room is in the basement near the clubhouse, so this struck me as strange.
Turns out the Yankees, or one of their partners, will sell the uniforms from Opening Day. So for some large sum of money, you can get Jason Giambi’s unwashed pants. Good luck with that.
I imagine this sort of thing will go on all season. I remember covering playoff games at old Busch Stadium in St. Louis in 2005 and every item in the place was tagged for sale including the toilets. You could literally purchase a used toilet.
Imagine the demand for items from Yankee Stadium. Steiner Sports is actually selling Yankee Stadium dirt. Is there a market for dirt? Apparently so.
The City of New York owns the Stadium and it will be up to them to decide how the place is broken up. But at some point you’ll be able to get seats, bricks, signs, parts of the outfield wall, you name it.
There’s a little red sign in the press box where I sit that says “Journal News.” I’d think I’d rather have that instead of some dirt.