Tickets for individual games to see the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. at yankees.com and yankeesbeisbol.com, and via Ticketmaster phone only at (877) 469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327. Beginning Monday, March 14, tickets may also be purchased at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, all area Ticketmaster outlets and all Yankees Clubhouse Shops.
The 27-time World Champion Yankees will begin their 81-game home regular season schedule on Thursday, March 31 at 1:05 p.m. vs. the Detroit Tigers.
The Yankee Stadium Ticket Office is located outside Yankee Stadium adjacent to Gate 4 on the corner of 161st Street and Jerome Avenue. Beginning Monday, March 14, the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On game days during the season, the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until two hours after the scheduled first pitch and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until two hours after the scheduled first pitch.
As in past years, the Yankees will make available individual-game ticket value programs throughout the 2011 season. A complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, can be found at www.yankees.com/ticketspecials, by calling (212) YANKEES [(212) 926-5337] or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.
• This is a couple of days old, but Marc Carig did a nice job profiling slugger Jorge Vazquez. It’s hard to imagine Vazquez beating Eric Chavez for a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he’s certainly making an impression. The Yankees brass seem to believe in the bat.
• Former Yankees reliever Steven Jackson has signed with the Dodgers. Jackson has some big league time with the Pirates. When he’s getting ground balls, he’s a legitimate bullpen option.
• MLB Trade Rumors has a Q&A with former Yankees first-round pick Gerrit Cole, who didn’t sign with the club is now a standout at UCLA. “You never want to say ‘no’ or give the impression that I was throwing it in their face or anything like that, because that’s not what it was about,” Cole said.
• One talent evaluator says Carl Pavano has been the best pitcher in the Grapefruit League this spring.
• Jeremy Ruby has resigned as general manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. It’s a big loss for that franchise. Ruby was basically the guy who worked directly with the players and coaching staff, and he was well liked in the clubhouse. He’s a good guy from a good baseball family. Best of luck at Abington, Jeremy.
Associated Press photos, that’s Nick Swisher at the top, Derek Jeter and Russell Martin in the middle