These are the people in your stadium

Wright v. Dreckman reaches Supreme Court
Yanks, Sexson reach tentative deal

In our effort to provide the best coverage about the new stadium and what it all means to Yankee fans, I’d be remiss if I don’t point the way to two recent stories. Sandy Grossman, a one-time vendor at Shea and Yankee Stadium, a wrote an extensive profile of current Yankee Stadium vendors and what the move across the street may mean to those vets of the beer trade. A lot of the long-time vendors may be losing their jobs as the Yankees shift food service companies with the move across the street.

While you’re at it, check out this Alex Belth piece too. He got to chatting with a cop at the 103rd St. subway stop this week, and she told him tales of working the Yankee Stadium beat on game night. Good stuff.

Wright v. Dreckman reaches Supreme Court
Yanks, Sexson reach tentative deal
  • Casper

    Here’s to hoping all those guys get to come across the street to the new Stadium… Except for F’ng Roderick. (Figure someone else here knows what I’m talking about.)

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      The thing that concerns me (as a concerned citizen of the Bronx) is that during the pitches for public funding, infrastructure, bonds, and other financial gifts the Yankees successfully extracted from the city, the organization told the community the standard (and predictably bullshit) line about how man new jobs the Stadium would be creating for residents of the SoBro; saying that local contractors and employees would be able to get construction, plumbing, and electrical work building the stadium and then permanent work as vendors when it opens.

      Turns out, virtually every job had already had a handshake agreement on it. Yankee stadium is being built by workers from Jersey, and all the local security and foodservice vendors were told that the positions had been already filled on the first day bids became available.

  • steve (different one)
    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I’m a tad bit skeptical of the sourcing.

      • steve (different one)

        i agree.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      I’m hearing from sources that the Phillies are about to trade us Cole Hamels…

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        … for Reegie Corona and Kei Igawa.

  • jsbrendog

    I HEARD FROM A SOURCE CLOSE TO CASHMAN THAT JESUS IS GOING O COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND JOIN THE ROTATION. MOSES WILL DH.

    • steve (different one)

      i guess we can’t count on Moses stealing very often.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Jesus doesn’t steal either. This will definitely make us a station-to-station club.

        Cashman sucks.

        • steve (different one)

          he should look into signing satan.

  • pat

    im pretty sure barry bonds is baseball satan

  • Brett

    If he’s wearing pinstripes, I’ll chear for him just the same.

    • pat

      i may be in the minority but there is no fucking chance in hell i would ever ever cheer for barry bonds.

      that article was bs anyway so luckily it wont ever come to that.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        You know, I think one of the main reasons that I advocate so strongly for signing Bonds (you know, other than the fact that he’s really fucking good and stuff and doesn’t cost us anything but a few extra $100 bills that we’d probably be lighting cigars with anyway…) is that I just feel like so many of the reasons that people hate him so much are stupid and petty, and I practically can’t wait for him to show up in pinstripes and start helping us win, just to see how people react.

        Quite frankly, I was pretty ambivalent about Bonds before this year, but if we were to sign him and the whole stadium booed, I’m enough of a contrarian that I’d go buy a Bonds jersey just to fuck with people.