Yankees offer city 'nothin',' but city gets stuff anyway
Sure, there's a month left on the calendar, but today we award the 2008 New York Sports Business Quote of the Year Award to Yankees COO and Brooklyn native Lonn Trost, for his classic e-mailed response to New York City officials looking for free goodies at the new Yankee Stadium:
For clarity, no seats, no suites, no tickets, and as they say in Brooklyn No nothin.
Actually, Trost sent that remark nearly three years ago, and he eventually had to give in to city types anyway, but it just came to light this weekend, in a hilarious story detailing the back-and-forth between the Bronx Bombers and Big Apple over the use of a luxury suite at the new stadium . . . and free food, too.
Ken Davidoff had a great suggestion in his blog:
I think that, from now on, when the Yankees hold the opponent to a 1-2-3 half-inning, Michael Kay on the TV side and John Sterling on the radio side should say, "No runs, no hits, no errors and, as they say in Brooklyn, 'No nothin'.'"