I asked the Yankees if there was any update regarding the sale of single-game tickets. I was told they were working on something up in the Bronx.
Meanwhile, Yankees.com has this link to a “2009 Ticket Opportunity.” E-mails also went out this evening to fans registered on MLB.com
From what I can tell, there will be a lottery for the right to purchase single-game tickets. That sale will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 23.
The registration period started at noon on today and ends at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. A “random drawing” will be held on Wednesday to decide who gets to participate in the on-line sale.
It’s unclear whether there will be any other single-ticket sales. Could they sell out the entire season before it starts? That would seem unlikely, but you never know.
UPDATE, 10:06 a.m. on Saturday: There will be a second sale of single-game tickets. This according to the Yankees:
Also subject to availability, tickets will be made available in the general public online-only on-sale on Monday, March 23, and to all fans via www.yankees.com, the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, all area Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster by phone at (877) 469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327, and at all Yankees Clubhouse Shops, beginning March 24.
Meanwhile, the Yankees were beaten 8-4 tonight.
Joe Girardi told us after the game that he called Jorge Posada back in Tampa. His throwing session today went well. Posada remains on track to catch on Sunday.
Cody Ransom took a throw in the back of the neck but he’s OK.
The Yankees aren’t thrilled with Robbie Cano failing to mention his shoulder was right before he left for the WBC. “It was a shock to me,” Girardi said.
Cano and Damaso Marte will see Dr. Chris Ahmad tomorrow to get checked out.
Long drive back to Tampa time. Thanks for reading tonight.