Monday, August 1, 2011
Sometimes working in the ad business has it's perks – like scoring Yankees Legend Suite tickets. This is the second year I got tickets. Last year I brought Casey (photo right: holding a game ball – his very first game ever) and Kim's cousins, Matt and Mike. This year I brought Kim and Chloe along with Casey.
What makes Legend Suite tickets cool, besides being amazing seats, are all the extra free amenities. All the food and drink are free! That includes dining at the Legends Suite Club, which offers À La Carte and performance-cooking stations. Plus you have private restrooms…much cleaner.
We got to the game a little early to take advantage of the Legends Suite Club dining. The concierge sat us next to Steve Schirripa and his family. You may remember Steve as Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri from The Sopranos. (And a few seats behind Steve was Ron Howard.) The tables were pretty close to each other so we were practically eating with the Schirripa's. At one point Casey was eyeing Steve's daughter's french fries so Steve offered some to him. I later told Casey who he was.
(Another attempt at taking an inconspicuous photo, this time of Ron Howard. A little blurry. He's the one with the hat…duh.)
After dining we ventured to the field. As you leave The Legends Club you pass a wall of candy and goodies, free for the taking. We took.
Our seats were pretty awesome, a few rows off of third base. Better seats than Bobby 'Bacala'. He was in the next row over. The Jumbo-Tron also informed us that Harry Belafonte was in attendance, too (I only mention this as a bit of foreshadowing).
The kids ate themselves silly. (Ice Cream, Kit Kats, Crunch Bars, Twix Bars, Gummi Bears, Swedish Fish, Ring Pops, popcorn, Cracker Jacks, Potato Chips, Churros and soda, lots of soda.)
I guess I should talk about the game. It too was awesome. The Yankees scored 12 runs in the first inning! By the time we decided to leave – the 8th inning – the Yankees were beating the Orioles 17 to 2.
Before we left the suite area we made sure the kids went to the bathroom for the ride home. When Casey and I entered the bathroom all the adult-sized urinals were free but an old man was just stepping up the the kid-sized urinal. Out of all the free urinals he chose the kids one! I told Casey to wait behind the man for his turn. It was Harry Belafonte.
Thanks Saatchi & Saatchi.