You’ll recall in February that Yankees’ COO Lonn Trost gave a snobby and elitist interview defending the Yankees’ secondary market ticket policies by saying that rich fans who buy Legends Suites tickets don’t like to sit near fans who aren’t accustomed to sitting in premium seats. It was pretty clear what he was talking about. Poors. Undesirables, however someone like Trost defines them, DARING to be near the rich executives, elites and plutocrats who can afford the ridiculous prices the Yankees charge for those premium seats.
That furor had died down a bit, but last night HBO’s John Oliver took aim at Trost and the Yankees over those comments. And he did them one better. Oliver announced that he had purchased two Legends seats for the first three games of the season, right behind home plate. He plans to sell them for just 25 cents apiece, but there’s a catch:
“On one condition. You must dress like you have never sat in a premium location before. What that means is up to you.”
Given that this aired last night it may be too late, but the way the tickets will be handed out is you tweet a photo — presumably of you looking like a decidedly non-Legends Suites person — to his show (@lastweektonight) with the hashtag #ihavenversatinapremiumlocation, along with which of the three games you want to attend.
Here’s his segment, complete with a very disturbing pic of the Phillie Phanatic:
Way to stick it to the man, John.