New York (eTrueSports) – After enduring weeks of unwanted television coverage showing scores of empty luxury box seats at Yankee games – caused, the team claims, by wealthy fans abandoning their seats to watch big-screen TV’s in high-end restaurants – the Yankees announced ‘The Yankee Seat-Fillers Club’ to tackle the increasingly embarrassing ‘naked seat’ situation.
Similar to a long standing Oscars ceremony program, the Yankees will let fans apply as seat-fillers allowing them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to temporarily sit in the actual seats of rich people.
“We’re giving YSFC preference to indigents,” said Yankees COO Leon Trost, “as long as they don’t smell.”
Yankee seat-fillers will each receive a free soda voucher and a facsimile ticket stub for the luxury seat they were fortunate enough to occupy, albeit briefly.
Editor-in-chief Frank Coffey is the author of the critically praised humor books The Complete Idoit’s Guide for Dumies (sic), The All Time Baseball Teams Book, and The Wit and Wisdom of George Steinbrenner, as well as grownup books like 60 Minutes: 25 Years of Television’s Finest Hour. He is the author of four novels, has written for television and movies, and been a book, newspaper and magazine editor.
Art Director Ray Dougela was born and raised in Connecticut and graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, furniture design, bronze casting and the fine art of juggling. Raybird Design’s clients have included ESPN, HBO, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, ABC, Disney, Warner, Turner Entertainment, Bodacious Records and Jose Cuervo.