Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jeter closing in on 3k

New York Yankee captain Derek Jeter is four hits away from 3,000. Not only would he become the first Yankee to ever do so, there's a very good chance it's going to happen at the Stadium. The Bronx Bombers begin a four-game homestand against the Rays Thursday, and ticket prices are starting to skyrocket.

The 'Jeter Meter' has been counting down Jeter's quest for 3,000.
As a big Yankee fan myself, I have season tickets on Fridays (so we all know when I want it to happen). I also know that the average ticket price for a bleacher or 400 level seat on a regular Thursday goes for around $15, and they drop as low as $5 the day of. Tickets for this Thursday's game are already at least $40 for the same area--up over %100 from just two days ago.

Jump below for more information--and a possible tip on where to score free cake!

The 161st Street Business Improvement District has been counting down Jeter's race to 3,000. They set up the 'Jeter Meter' outside the Stadium, next to a giant picture of him on River Avenue.

“The Jeter Meter brings the businesses, the residents and the fans together to celebrate this
historic event,” noted Dr. Cary Goodman, the BID’s executive director.

“We’re going to have a party when he reaches 3,000.”

No word on what the party will encompass, but earlier this year, the BID celebrated the 'Jeter Meter' with cake from a local bakery, so I'm going to hope that it's something just as delicious.

Earlier this year, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. posted a good luck message on the meter. Congressman Jose E. Serrano, the top Yankee fan in the House of Representatives also added his best wishes.

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