The Futility Infielder

A Baseball Journal by Jay Jaffe I'm a baseball fan living in New York City. In between long tirades about the New York Yankees and the national pastime in general, I'm a graphic designer.

Friday, March 06, 2009

 

You Can Add Dropping the F-Bomb in the Wall Street Journal to My Resume

So, over the past three years, I've talked to two other WSJ reporters at length a total of five or six times, for maybe an hour and a half, without getting my name in that paper (not that I'm counting).

While part of me wishes that the eloquent command of the Yankee Stadium ticket issue that I've shown elsewhere were reflected in what amounts to my debut in the paper, I'm not too refined to say that this doesn't trump that:
Jay Jaffe and a group of friends shared Yankees tickets for 11 years, but they won't be making the move to the new stadium. The 20-game packages of $25-a-game grandstand seats they hoped to get were sold out. Instead, the Yankees suggested $85 seats deep in right field.

"Literally, my words were, 'Are you f- kidding me?'" Mr. Jaffe recalls.
If you're gonna be reduced to a soundbite, might as well go out with guns blazing. Somewhere George Carlin is getting a good laugh.

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I read that and laughed. F-bombs on the WSJ. Looks like they laid off their editors.

I'm still waiting to hear your update on your seating conundrum!
 
Thanks, Jason. We're back in the ticket pool awaiting word on the next move, but more or less resigned to writing this year off; those of us who remain interested enough will probably just scrounge a few individual tickets here and there.

Meanwhile, the article has obviously gotten some traction, tapping into a level of outrage that shows we're not the only ones being mistreated. As this article shows, it's put my name in places I didn't expect it to be.
 
That is pretty f- awesome, Jay.
 
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