The fans bought pricey tickets for 25 cents in a show of defiance to the American League club
John Oliver wasn’t kidding on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight when he vowed to send two people who dressed like they’d “never sat in a premium location before” to the super-pricey Legends Club seats at Yankees Stadium.
Seated behind home plate for Tuesday’s opening day contest between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros were two fans dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Oliver slammed the Yankees on Sunday in response to the team’s controversial new ticket policy and its COO essentially “saying rich people couldn’t bear to sit next to people who aren’t as rich.”
“There is only one thing, however, that we can all be absolutely sure of this season, and that is that the New York Yankees will continue finding ways to look like the biggest elitist a–holes in all of sports,” Oliver said. The host then announced he would sell off the pricey seats on Twitter for the low cost of 25 cents.
We can only imagine what those two lucky guys in green posted on Twitter for their entry into the sweepstakes. Some of the “riffraff” we saw included a slew of bare beer bellies, a gent with his underwear over his khakis, and, of course, some Boston Red Sox fans (because, let’s be honest, nothing’s going to peeve a Yankees fan quite like a Sox fan).
With two more games to go, you still have a chance to enter Last Week Tonight’s contest to buy a pair of choice tickets for a whopping 25 cents.