Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Meeting of the Minds

There has been a meeting of the minds in advance of the IIHIIFIIc outing scheduled for August 12th: The latest email blast has gone out. 

This newest entry in the collectible series of group emails contains payment instructions and meet-up logistics.

I'm sorry to waste the blog's bandwidth, but because we added payment instructions to the email -- including using such words as "PayPal", "Venmo" and "Send Cash" -- we seem to have lit up every spam detector known to man.

So, if you're on the list, please check your spam folder in Gmail and elsewhere (including the Gmail "Promotions" folder) to make sure you've received the instructions.  If you haven't received the email blast, send an email to one of the email addresses you've used for 13Bit or me in the past.

There's one other IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the vagaries of the Yankees group sales program, it made sense for us to buy two extra tickets.  These two tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.  If you're a lurker, a contributor, or you're already going and want to add someone else to your party, this is your chance.  The ticket(s) are available for the low, low price of $25 each.

If you're going, check your spam folders.  If you were on the fence, this is your opportunity.

Looking forward to seeing you all.


13bit said...

If you collect all the emails as a set, you can turn them in for a tub of organic huckleberries at your local produce stand. Free for only ten dollars!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

As long as they're gluten free. Because I don't care for caged glutens.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Checked out the place via Google spycams, and it looks great.

Two caveats, there is a Mets sign in the window along with the Yankees'. I suppose this means we'll have to be civil with any stray Mets fans -- I'd recommend using Todd Frazier as a discussion topic and avoid Jogginson. Gary Sheffield might be safe.

I saw a sign that said 'cash only'. Please pack accordingly.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Can't wait, counting the minutes my friends,,, time to dance The Hucklebuck through the huckleberries! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vihnr5dM3PM

TheWinWarblist said...


Rufus T. Firefly said...


If any of us are dancing like that on Monday, cut off the liquor!

Local Bargain Jerk said...

Ken of B:

The "Young At Heart" episode is my absolute favorite Honeymooners episode. I believe it could be taught in a college-level English course. It's not in the clip you provided but, next time you watch, note the audience's stunned reaction to Alice's powerful speech when she tells Ralph she doesn't appreciate being made fun of.

Useless trivia: The "Young At Heart" episode is also Cindi Lauper's favorite episode which, when I read it, caused me to give her songs another listen.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

LBJ< I will absolutely check out the entire episode, I do remember Alice's speech as being very powerful when I first watched it in the 60s-70s, time for a deeper review of that show, THANKS! And Cindi's got some wonderful songs, esp Time After Time

And Rufus T, I hear you loud and clear my friend> LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And 13Bit, I've sent you my $$ thru PayPal, thanks again for the cat herding and for kicking out the initial cost of this merry misadventure, VERY MUCH appreciated!

13bit said...

Whoever sent me the 25 grand, thanks so much! I'm sure PayPal will help you recoup the costs somehow. I'm going to text you all from Paraguay while the game is going on...

Okay, I'm sorry. Bad joke. It's all working out. T-minus 119 hours and counting. You should all get one final email blast, but here is one thing to keep in mind, those who have not been to the Stadium in a while - the Yankee rules of entry, and this is no joke:

# # # # #

Metal detectors are located at all Stadium gates. Once Guests have been screened and have had their MLB-compliant bag - and small soft-sided personal item - checked, they will have their ticket scanned. Yankee Stadium management strongly urges all Guests to budget additional time for entry into the Stadium when planning their visits.

Before proceeding through metal detectors, Guests will be required to remove cellphones, cameras and any large metal objects from their pockets and place them in a small plastic container, which will be visually inspected along with their MLB-compliant bag and small soft-sided personal item, by security personnel at a screening table alongside the metal detector. Only MLB-compliant bags - presently soft-sided and 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches or smaller - and small soft-sided personal items will be admitted. MLB-compliant bags and personal items are subject to a physical search and/or X-ray screening. A Guest's belongings will remain in proximity to the Guest throughout the screening process, and the Guest can pick up his or her belongings at the end of the screening table once he or she has proceeded through the metal detector. Presently, the removal of belts, jackets and shoes is not required.

Pursuant to MLB requirements, all Guests, including children, must be screened. Infants and toddlers may be carried through the metal detectors; those children who are able to walk may be asked to walk through on their own. Those Guests who choose not to or who are unable to go through a walk-through metal detector have the option of being manually checked with a hand-held metal detector or a physical pat-down.

If the device detects items that require further inspection, Guests will be directed to the side, where they will be screened via a hand-held metal detector or physical pat-down. When the items in question are discovered, Guests will be asked to present them for further inspection. Any item or property that could affect the safety of the Stadium, its occupants or its property shall not be permitted into the Stadium. Yankee Stadium management reserves the right to prohibit or require removal of any items at its sole and absolute discretion. Any person that could affect the safety of the Stadium, its occupants or its property shall be denied entry.

Through its partnership with CLEAR, during Yankees home games and New York City FC home matches, Yankee Stadium management continues to provide CLEAR members with dedicated entry points. For more information, please click here.

13bit said...

continue from above due to blog constraints:


Guests may not carry/bring the following items into Yankee Stadium:

any bag larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches
hard-sided bags or containers of any size
glass, cans, aluminum bottles or thermoses
laser pens
selfie sticks
mono/tripods or other professional camera equipment
video cameras or other equipment designed for the sole purpose of video and/or audio recording
laptop computers
firearms, knives or weapons of any kind
illegal drugs or substances
brooms, poles, staffs or sticks
baseball bats of any size
skateboards, hoverboards or other personal recreational vehicles, with the exception of ADA-required devices
television sets, excluding television substitutes such as tablets
animals, with the exception of service animals to aid Guests with disabilities
air horns or other distracting noisemakers
any devices that may interfere with and/or distract any sports or event participant, other Guest, audio or audio/visual telecast or recording of the game or event, or any technology-related service provided in the Stadium
helmets (e.g., bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets or baseball helmets)
masks or costumes
projectiles (e.g., flying discs or beach balls)
aerosol cans (e.g., mace, pepper spray or sunscreen)
confetti or glitter
visible obscene, indecent or inappropriate clothing
Such items will be prohibited from being brought into the Stadium. There is no storage area for any items at Yankee Stadium. Guests arriving by public transportation should take particular care not to bring any prohibited items, as no exceptions will be made.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

"visible obscene, indecent or inappropriate clothing"

I guess you have to cover your fucking savages t-shirt.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

OK, are we going to have a sign for John Sterling? So, just maybe, he'll notice us (or one of his minions will and tell him)?

BernBabyBern said...

Wait ... I can't bring my hoverboard? Shit. Another one of the simple pleasures of life spoiled by a meddling bureaucracy.

13bit said...

we should have a scoreboard message and there may be a hand-held surprise that could require a group effort. I won't say more.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Mr. Bit,

Once again, you rock!

OpusOne said...

Hello? Mr LBJ? Are either of those 2 extras still floating around? I'm a long time lurker, and am in CT, but could make the trip down. This is the last Yankee blog standing that I even think about reading. Look...I was even a commenter whose blatherings were taken as post fodder back in the day! (good gob, its been almost 10 years.)


Let me know...I guess via these message boards?

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