Hi My friends ( except for Mr. Tom Dixon) ( who i thought was a "friend" )
So here it goes. For 17 years i sat in Sec 605 , Seats 5 & 6. My son grew up in those seats. I met my second family in that section and grew to love them as dear friends. I watched so many memorable times at The Stadium and i never felt more proud when i hobbled into those seats the first sunday game after Sept 11th and the entire section got up and applauded when they say me and cheered that fact that i was alive and had survived
The last game of the season Mr. Dixon came over to "meet the person who sat in "his" weekday seats . We spoke about the possibility of the purchase of these seats and came to an aggrement. Since he owned a monday to friday plan in another section as well as my seats on fridays he "promised" he would leave the purchase of my sunday seats to me. Being a blue collared FDNY member i was happy as i could not enter into a bidding war with him. He had originally spoke of buying all his seats ( as he is obviously not a blue collared worker who risks his life everyday) but my son and i asked him very kindly to please allow us the ability to purchase the sunday seats and how much they meant to us.
Well today i get a call from the Yankee/Steiner rep who apologized so many times as he informed me that my seats were bought by this man. ( The steiner rep has many family in the fire dept amd i will keep his name private)
I asked if this man had bought his regular half season seats as well and i was told no. So why did he go out of his way to buy the seats i so much wanted and had thought had a gentlemans aggreement on?
That question i have no answer too. Its bad enough that i was re-located to the nosebleed seats in Sec 413 because so many of his kind pushed the little man out of any good seats unless i wanted to second mortage my home and not send my son to college to afford where i used to sit
If Mr. Dixon even reads this forum, i am sure he does not as this is a place for the common fan and not the "rich and famous"
But..if indeed you do come across this post maybe you would consider doing the right thing and buying the seats you sat in 4/5's of the time and leave me and my son the seats we were able to afford all these years and that "gentlemen" agreed on their respective purchase on the last day in the Old Stadium, the House that Ruth Built.