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King of Beers reigns in the Bronx

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 27, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I have received more questions about beer this spring than almost any other subject. When the Yankees put out their release about food the other day, beer was not mentioned.

According to well-placed sources at the new Stadium, you’ll be drinking Budweiser. However, there will be “Beers Of The World” stands offering different selections.


One of our readers, Brendan, sent along a note that I wanted to pass along.

His family organizes a yearly 3-on-3 basketball tournament in memory of their father. All proceeds are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. They contacted all the pro sports franchises in the area, seeking tickets to raffle off.

Brendan wrote to say the Yankees responded within an hour and donated some seats. The other teams did not step up. “It is not so much a knock against the other franchises, but it says something impressive about the Yankees,” Brendan wrote.

In case you’re interested in shooting some hoops, the tournament will be at Iona College on April 4. E-mail for information.



31 Responses to “King of Beers reigns in the Bronx”

  1. Tseng March 27th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Classy, those Yanks.

  2. FormerBOX607 March 27th, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Sure. They need to write off all those unsold seats somehow.

  3. Steve B March 27th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    “It is not so much a knock against the other franchises…”

    Then why mention them? Why not just praise the Yankees and leave it at that?

    Fact is, this does come off as a knock against other franchises and is a little unfair to them as they all undoubtedly get countless requests for contributions of time and/or money and are able to contribute to some but not others…just like the Yankees.

  4. Stephen March 27th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    That’s a great move by the Yankees.

    However, given the way they treated many ticketholders this offseason, I’m still not ready to call them “classy.”

  5. m March 27th, 2009 at 10:47 am


    It is a good morning. But it wasn’t a good night.


    Lucky thing that Melky doesn’t watch espn or read the papers. Everyone is working on the premise that Brett’s the center fielder. I mean even Olney is saying it…The kiss of death will be when Gammons starts talking about it.

  6. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops - Latest Blog Entry: In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day March 27th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I wonder what type of seats were donated?

  7. Bronx Baseball Daily March 27th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I’m surprised they would still carry Bud since they seem to be catering to the yuppie demographic.

  8. Bill G March 27th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Bud? Damn… I was looking forward to a Miller Lite in a few weeks.

    I already picked up Brett Gardner as my 4th outfielder in fantasy baseball so the Yankees have NO choice but to start him in center!

  9. good on yanks March 27th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    For all the grief they take for being a bit oblivious to their Bronx neighbors, this is a very decent move by the team. Kudos to them for taking an interest.

  10. fuzzy March 27th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I agree with Stephen. The Yankees are anything but classy. As a season ticket holder that they stuck it to, I find it harder and harder to root for the team.

    For new people to be given better seats than 10-20 year plan holders is a disgrace. I hope the bottom level remains unsold for the whole season. They can donate those to charity.

  11. John in Ohio March 27th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Bud now makes Rolling Rock. Slurp.

  12. Rishi March 27th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    From Twitter:

    “bryanhoch Cubs starters, courtesy Carrie Muskat: 4/3 Ted Lilly, 4/4 Rich Harden.”

    Good for Ted Lilly – remember when he pitched for us :)

  13. Chris for NJ March 27th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Bud+InBev, practically every beer out there is under that umbrella. Beers of the world will clearly be their international inbev offerings. Good stuff though, I enjoy Bud.

  14. PAT M. March 27th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    What about Ballentine ?????

  15. Andrew March 27th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    “Good for Ted Lilly – remember when he pitched for us”

    I don’t think he ever wanted to stop pitching for the Yankees. I remember reading something this offseason about how when he was a free agent in Toronto he really wanted to come back to the Yankees, but Cashman passed (not to mention the Jeff Weaver trade, but that made sense before it turned out Weaver was as fragile as thousand-year old glass). A shame, he’s turned out to be a really solid, consistent and healthy starter.

  16. Buddy Biancalana March 27th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    What about Ballentine ?????


    or Pabst Blue Ribbon?

  17. Lambchop Louie March 27th, 2009 at 11:42 am

    How about an ice cold Knickerbocker beer ? Ahhhh . . . .

  18. ANSKY March 27th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Back when I was riding my bike about 40 miles a day (about 12 years & 50 pounds ago) I sometimes wore this thing called a Camel Back when I took a much longer ride. For those of you not familiar, a Camel Back is a soft neoprene bladder that you can fill with a couple liters of water/gatorade/whatever and you wear it like a mini backpack. While you ride, you drink through a flexible straw/tube that snakes from the bottom of the Camel Back to your mouth.

    Does anybody know if I can fill it with ph-balanced, anti-oxidant French mineral water (meaning: cold beer) then wear it either over or under my jacket/shirt as I enter the stadium? It has no hidden compartments for carrying anything else, not even a key ring … it’s just a bladder with shoulder straps and the flex-tube straw.

  19. 2009 Yankees March 27th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    I received my annual Ticket Information & Fan Guide and Budweiser is the beer of choice. Other vendors include Dunkin Donuts, Nestle Water, Utz, Turkey Hill, Hebrew National, Nathans, New York Pretzel, PEPSI, Cracker Jacks and Bazzini.

  20. ANSKY March 27th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    I really want to know if the Stadium will sell any of that Three Stooges beer.

  21. saucY March 27th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    will Beck’s be gone? :(

    Shock Top isn’t bad. Just found out recently that it’s made/owned by Bud. I should have figured since it seems to have popped up just about everywhere…

  22. 2009 Yankees March 27th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Ted Lilly is a solid pitcher, but the NL only. He’ll win 16-17 games for the Cubbies, IMHO.

  23. Andrew March 27th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    For what it’s worth re: Lilly, and to avoid marginalizing him as an NL-only success story, he posted 4 straight double-digit win seasons on mediocre Toronto teams facing the AL East the majority of the time. Just sayin’

  24. jimmy1138 March 27th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Is Budweiser even real beer? Didn’t taste like one when I tried it.

  25. saucY March 27th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    i like beer

  26. able 21 March 27th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    One of my favorite things this spring listening to games on radio is the beer vendor getting under Sterling’s skin yelling “Here Beer, Beer Here. Cold Beer.”

    I hope he’s coming north.

  27. 2009 Yankees March 27th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Double-digit wins doesn’t always mean a lot. 10-12 wins out of 30 starts isn’t so good. If you look at his numbers, he clearly belongs in the NL. But I will say this for him, standing up to Gibbons on the mount and in the dugout earned him points with me. He never appeared to me like someone who have backbone.

  28. able 21 March 27th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    “Is Budweiser even real beer? Didn’t taste like one when I tried it”.

    Don’t be insulting the Belgians or Brazilians or whoever now own Bud

  29. Mr. Faded Glory March 27th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Of course it’s Budweiser. I hope you all know, Bud and Bud Light water down their beer at the stadium to 3.2% in order to make extra money.

    Stick to the microbrews who refuse to allow that to happen to their beers.

  30. Beer March 27th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Everyone continues to ask about beer. As far back as I can remember yes Bud has always been the leader at the Stadium. However they’ve always sold Coors, Miller, etc throughout the concourse and seating areas. I’m sure most people will be able to find a beer they like. The good news is that the bleachers cafe will provide beer. Just finish it before sitting back down… hahah forcing people to drink faster should cause them to become even more intoxicated.

  31. wood is good March 27th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    When in need of flavor and given the choice between a Bud and some water, the water wins every time. Haven’t had one of those awful brews in probably a decade. “Anything but” is my refrain….

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