Yanks unveil promotional schedule

Mo looks fine in bullpen session
Sabathia stumbles against Tigers

Via New Stadium Insider comes word that the Yankees have unveiled their 2009 promotional schedule. It’s clear that the economy is having some impact on baseball promotions as this year’s schedule is remarkably light. Considering that the Yanks are opening up a highly-anticipated new stadium, I would think they’d have more than three promotions in June and two in August. Anyway, the schedule has the usuals — cap nights galore and calendar weekend — as well as some things, such as a New York Yankee passport holder, that no one ever thought they needed. Soup Bowl Night sounds particularly compelling.

Mo looks fine in bullpen session
Sabathia stumbles against Tigers
  • pat

    I hope its free battery night the first time the redsox come to town.

    • Chris

      I still remember a radio station doing a promotion for Mets tickets after John Rocker made his comments about the subway. They gave away 2 tickets in the bleachers near the bullpen and a 4 pack of D size batteries.

  • Tom Zig

    I guess they don’t do bat night anymore?

    • andrew

      That was my initial reaction too… anyone know what happened to that? I also didn’t see a cap day, I know I have a few of those at home.

      • Jeremy

        All of the trucks carrying caps were hijacked. Sorry.

    • Jeremy

      The first and only time I tried to buy tickets as a walk-up customer, it turned out to be Derek Jeter Bat Day. It was some random game against the Twins but the game sold out right as I got to a window.

      Curse you, Derek Jeter Bat Day.

  • A.D.

    Ice Cream Bowl day….they’re really grabbing at straws

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    When is “Fermented Chicken Drink” Night?

    • rbizzler

      Every night.

      • UNION YES.

        We need to call Purdue. I hear that chicken beer is pretty good.

  • Cor Shep

    But when’s Giuseppe Franco hair curling Night?!!

    • Jake H

      I would fly in from Kansas City for that.

  • A.D.

    I find that in the past there are wayy more promotions that listed. I’ll have tickets to the game with no listed promo, get there, and get a hat/folder/something.

  • whozat

    Soup Bowl Night sounds particularly compelling.

    It’s to help out when this happens:
    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/nation_instinctively_forms

  • Cor Shep
  • Drew

    sign me up for calculator night!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Good news for all the ARod fans who want him to be motivated to come back from rehab early:

    April 31st is “Dress Up Like a Washed-Up, Decrepit 80’s Pop Star Night”

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I don’t think that holds much interest to ARod – I mean, he does play with a guy who thinks everyday is “Cut Your Hair Like a Compton/Brooklyn/Philly Kid circa 1987 Day.”

  • WhizzoTheWize

    When is Scooter the Squirrel night?

    And will it bring out all the nuts?

  • Matt

    Nothing beats Ice Cube Tray night from a few years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    When is Netherlands Night?

    • A.D.

      Randall Simon appreciation night

    • anonymous

      Too much grit for one stadium to hold. Might have to send Nails home that night.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        The Netherlands team is full of Afro-Caribbeans from Aruba and Curacao. They’re not gritty.

        Australia, now THAT TEAM is gritty…

        • Sam P.

          Any word on the grit index of the Red Sox?

          I’m surprised I haven’t seen any mention of it in ESPN yet, even if it is getting into the heart of March Madness. Ha.

        • whozat

          Nothing’s grittier than a British debtor.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    You know what’s funny? I actually had a Yankees soup bowl. I was doing the dishes about three months ago, and it slipped out of my hand and broke on the floor. I was crushed.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Awww… at least you still have your Yankees thong.

      http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TNITwfHbL._AA280_.jpg

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      That sucks.

      (Takes long, refreshing sip of soda out of 1987 Collector’s Series Dave Righetti cup.)

      I kinda miss towel day. I used to have so many of those things. They were totally sh*tty but kinda useful.