Pocket whats?

Yesterday, I popped into the Yankees clubhouse store on East 59th Street to grab a few pocket schedules–except there were none.


“There are so few tickets remaining,” said the man behind the counter, “that they’re not bothering to make any.”

Wonderful. I feel so…blessed…to be a baseball fan in New York City. I predict that I will attend anywhere from zero to three games at Yankee Stadium this season.


  1. Haken

    Classic..So how do we get into the stadium?
    Just listen from Stans?

    Good luck on your journey…


  2. Zack

    Thanks. I might take you up on it. I love Minute Maid Park. I was just there in August.


    Good ol’ Stan’s. There ARE still some tickets available, but that place is going to be an absolute zoo this season. (Not that it wasn’t last year…)


    It’s true. Yankee Stadium is not exactly one of my favorites. This is actually a good excuse to avoid it.


    No rush. But cool. I’m looking forward.

  3. benjaminghill@hotmail.com

    Zero to three games is the number of postseason victories the Yankees will have in 2006.

  4. wolfe2@gmail.com

    Just got off work, and was browsing around about stuff for the MLB…

    I’m looking forward to another year of reading about your travels…Good luck!

  5. albert

    Hey zack,
    How about instead of going to Yankees games come down to AT&T park

    also,I now have a blog

    spring training and WBC jottings

  6. Umair

    Lol yeah it should be another packed year for Yankee stadium. However Shea should be packed too, should be a challenging year dude.

  7. Zack

    I like “zero to two” better.


    Thanks. My big trip this year will be to San Diego.


    It’s just an issue of time and money. If not for that, I’d go to 162 games a year. Maybe more.


    There’s no “LOL” about it. It’s more of an “SOL” issue: Sobbing Out Loud.

  8. thegroceryman1@yahoo.com

    Don’t the Yankees realize they’re being inconsiderate to obsessive collectors? *sigh*

    Good call on “Sobbing Out Loud”.

  9. Zack

    Yeah, what’re YOU gonna do? How many pocket schedules do you now have in your collection?

  10. doppychico89@yahoo.com

    Hey Zack, long time no comment eh? Well, I need something from you. I need your official predictions for the upcoming season! How many balls WILL you snag? Could it be another record breaking year?

    I also wanted to say a few words about the late Kirby Puckett. I was born in Minneapolis, so I was born a Twin. Kirby was more than a player, he was an icon in the twin cities. I saw him play at the Metrodome more than I can remember. To me, Kirby Puckett was as good as it got. He played center field all out all the time. He played sound fundamental baseball from the plate, never afraid to drop one down and show off that compact quickness. He could also flat crush the ball! Kirby, you will be missed, by me and by the whole baseball community. Thank you for the memories Puck!

  11. thegroceryman1@yahoo.com

    First of all, RIP Kirby.

    Pocket scheds…

    Never really kept a count due to the “take one free” nature of obtaining them, but it would be fun to add them all up. Probably a thousand or so.

  12. Zack

    Well said. I appreciate it, and I’m sure a lot of other people do, too. I was (and always will be) a big Kirby fan. As for my predictions, it’s really hard to say. I doubt I’ll catch even more balls this year than last. Last season wore me out. Between work and going to games and blogging about it, I was living baseball ALL the time. I kinda want to slow things down a bit and make sure that my existence is healthy and well-rounded. (And blah blah.) I plan to catch at least 100 balls, but I can’t say for sure that it’ll be much more than that. Shea is going to be crowded. Yankee Stadium is just a disaster. I might go to one or two games in Baltimore and Philly, and I’ll definitely check out Petco, but other than that? I don’t know. I’m going to guess that I’ll add 123 more balls to my collection this year.


    I can’t believe you have that many. I doubt I’ve even reached triple digits. Sheesh.

  13. mlblogosphere@yahoo.com

    “I’m currently working on my second baseball book (which is NOT about collecting balls) and planning to revise this one at some point.” Just saw that on your website. Sounds like you are trying to prove one of your book reviewers in particular wrong, lol. Do you need Spring Training to snag baseballs?


  14. Zack

    Ha, yes, good catch. That review has always bugged me, but then again, whatever. That guy was just jealous.


    Actually, this might be a fun topic for quick little blog entry. I feel silly for not having written anything for such a long time.

    I don’t count Spring Training balls. Haven’t been since ’95.

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