The best seats in the house at Yankee Stadium this afternoon belong to a pair of dudes wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes. And we all have Last Week Tonight to thank.
To needle the Yankees over their new ticketing policies, designed to spare rich season-ticket holders from the ignominy of sitting next to “someone who has never sat in a premium location” before, Oliver offered 25-cent tickets to anyone willing to dress in a way to discomfit the Yankees. These two gentlemen are the first winners.
The ESPN camera appears to be titled unusually low, maybe to keep the turtles as out-of-frame as possible. But their seats are too good to crop them out completely. As for their sectionmates? The Yankees need not have worried; most of the premium seats are empty.
There will be more contest-winners in those seats for Wednesday’s and Thursday’s games. Can’t wait.