On Opening Day, Part One, John Oliver took a few minutes out of his show to talk about the insane prices and exclusionary attitude of the New York Yankees “Legends Club,” which constitute the ultra-luxe first five rows behind home plate.
To inject the hoi polloi into this bastion of fancy sports watching, Oliver offered to sell tickets directly behind the catcher for just a quarter to regular fans willing to wear extremely dumb costumes, after a Yankees exec said that premium ticket holders would be frustrated by sitting near commoners.
So far the bit has resulted in unicorns, sharks and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearing in the prime seats, and the Yankees finally had to acknowledge the wonderful bit on Thursday, as some dinosaurs took up residence in the very expensive seats.
Yankees just put on video board: “Thanks, John Oliver. Everyone is welcome at Yankee Stadium.”— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) April 7, 2016
The contest only extended for the first three games of the season unfortunately, so if you see any oddly dressed people in the Legends Club for the rest of the year, they are probably just eccentric billionaires.
– Brendan Maloy