Much has been made of the deconstruction of old Yankee Stadium and the memorabilia sales that will result. A week ago, the Yankees – along with New Rochelle-based Steiner Sports – had a big press conference to showcase all of the different things they’ll be selling. I’ve never quite understood the fascination with memorabilia (or autographs, for that matter) but I certainly accept that many people feel differently.
Even the souvenir-lovers among us, though, must recognize the insanity here. Near the bottom of this column, written by Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick, we find an amazing quote from a Steiner Sports executive, who says that, if it was possible, he’d like to sell Yankees “clubhouse air.”
“It would be a cool idea if we could do it,” said A.J. Romeo, director of Yankees Steiner Collectibles.
Um, no, A.J. It really, really wouldn’t.