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Remember when the New Yankee Stadium first opened in 2009, and all anyone was talking about was all the empty, $2000 field-level seats visible on TV? Well, three years later there are still a lot of empty field-level seats at Yankees games.
However, this isn’t always a bad thing. Just ask film director Spike Lee.
On Sunday, New York’s most famous sports fan was sitting in the front row at the Yankees’ game against the Angles when Mark Teixeira came up in the bottom of the first. On a 1-2 pitch, the Yankees’ first baseman lost his grip on his bat and sent it flying through the air and into the stands, directly toward where Spike Lee and his son were sitting. However, because there was nobody next to them, they were able to get out of the way and let the cushy seats absorb the blow. Then Spike just had to bend over, pick up his new souvenir, and take a few practice swings for the jumbotron.
Check it out:
So you see, the Yankees weren’t being greedy when they put outrageous price tags on those primo seats. They were just looking out for the safety of their celebrity fans.