Aug
19

Win a chance to pull the Yankee Stadium Countdown lever

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Are the Yankees and MetLife running out of people to pull the Yankee Stadium countdown clock lever? Maybe so because now, they’re turning to the fans. The Yankees and Countdown Clock sponsor MetLife have teamed up for a contest in which one lucky fan will win the chance to pull the countdown lever on Saturday, September 13. The winner will also receive four tickets to the game, a chance to meet Joe Girardi and on-field access during batting practice. That day, the clock will go from nine to eight. I guess Yogi Berra, owner of the retired number eight, won’t pull the lever yet again this year.

Who am I kidding? I’m totally entering this contest.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium

17 Comments»

  1. Yank Crank 20 says:

    I wonder if I have a better chance of winning this than I did the right to buy season tickets.

  2. TurnTwo says:

    hey, i entered, too. its not like i think i have a chance, but you never know.

  3. Rich I. says:

    Who decided that you must be 21 years of age or older? That sucks.

  4. MikeD says:

    Maybe they’re saving Yogi for last?

    I don’t know YankeCrank, but it’s certainly a lot cheaper!

    Rich I, enter under your parent/uncle, etc. name. You don’t need to prove who you are to enter.

    • Rich I. says:

      I entered my Dad and older brother. Why do these contests always discriminate against those of us not yet able to drink?

  5. Bill N says:

    Good thing I can’t enter cause I live in PA…. very very lame.

  6. beantownbosoxh8er says:

    and you have to be from either NY,NJ or Conn.

  7. Rayblay says:

    I would never do that – I would start crying in the middle. Who decided it would be a nice and exciting thing to count the fewer and fewer days left at the Stadium? They are, in essence, celebrating their loss of a competitive advantage by saying it’s a good thing that there are less games at YS, which is a place that gives the Yankees at least some advantage by intimidating certain opponents.

    • steve (different one) says:

      yeah, i think the new Yankee stadium will be a much bigger “competitive advantage” by giving the yankees additional hundreds of millions to spend and a smaller revenue sharing bill.

      • Rayblay says:

        But visiting teams won’t say that they underperformed because they were in Yankee Stadium… a lot of times, you know this has happened before, young teams come into YS and they can’t believe they’re there… and then they don’t play as well

  8. Alan says:

    Say what you want about the countdown clock, I see it as entering for the chance to be on the field during batting practice, meet Joe Girardi, and get good seats for a game.

  9. Yank Crank 20 says:

    I think i’m screwed. According to the contest rules you need to be within 75 miles of yankee stadium and according to Google Maps, i’m 75.7 miles away…shit!

  10. Mark B says:

    What a bogus contest….I’m from Chicago and cannot even enter!

    If anyone has 2 tickets to the 9/13 game that they are looking to unload, let me know…..I will be in town that weekend and want to go to the game.

  11. jsbrendog says:

    is there a limit as to how many times we can enter? i am above reading fine print

  12. Travis says:

    How unfortunate that a Yankees’ fan living in Upstate New York is ineligible. Dumb. Frustrating.

  13. Rayblay says:

    They probably just don’t want to provide transportation. Way cheap. Good way to promote a company – by having a really bad contest. Shows they’re a bunch of losers.

  14. Travis says:

    You said it, Rayblay. I would have ridden a bike 300 miles to pull the lever.

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