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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The entire Trost/writers exchange

Yesterday, we read Lonn Trost’s reaction to being asked about not letting fans into the Legends “suites” during batting practice.  “Well, if you purchase a suite, do you want somebody in your suite? Trost said.  “You purchase a home, do you want somebody in your home?’’

Today, Neil Best, who originally posted this quote, posted the entire exchange between the writers and Trost regarding fans and batting practice here.

Reporter: Are there any plans to change the policy to allow fans closer to the field during batting practice?

Trost: Well, the fans are able to get down to certain areas. They are not able to get into the suite. Right now, that's what the policy is.

WatchDog: What was the rationale behind that originally?

Trost: The rationale behind what?

WatchDog: The rationale behind the policy to not let them get down to that area right by the field during batting practice.

Trost: Well, there is an area by the Legends Suite that is not an area that the fans can get into.

Reporter: That is different than the old stadium.

Trost: But there was no suite there.

WatchDog: So is it primarily a logistical matter that once you start having people down there you have to clear them out?

Trost: Well, if you purchase a suite, do you want somebody in your suite? You purchase a home, you want somebody in your home?

WatchDog: By the suite you're talking about the seating area, not the eating area? You're talking about the seats.

Trost: Yeah.

WatchDog: OK. Got it.

I still don’t understand why those seats are called “suites.”

I want people to keep making this an issue, as the media did with the empty “suites.”  The Yankees have messed up yet another time and Trost is to blame.


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