Do you want to know how you can tell you are the most despised franchise in baseball?
When a British-born political comedian rips you a new one:
I love it, absolutely love it. And not just because he made fun of the Yankees and pulled the “rich schtick”, but because he’s actively trying to f*ck them over.
The Yankees are probably one of the most elitist franchises in the MLB, and certainly rank in the Top 5 when it comes to a team with the biggest number of total a$$holes, but even then the organization managed to make the world hate them more with their comments on fans who “don’t appreciate” (IE don’t belong) the ritzy seats.
That Oliver actually bought tickets to give out for the quarter on the dollar to the most ridiculous, and likely disgusting, looking people he can find is pure unadulterated genius. It gives me the warm fuzzies to think that on live television the front row at the Bronx, the row in Every. Single. Shot. of the game will be filled with the cast of Deliverance with a side of the Village People.
The only way to top this would be to pull winos off the street and cart them in dressed in Red Sox gear just to give the Yankees a big fat middle finger, but this idea will have to do.
So tune in friends because John Oliver is singlehandedly making a mockery of the New York Yankees.
*Addendum to this post
One of my wicked awesome readers pointed out that two lucky fans took Oliver up on his game and showed up in Ninja Turtle costumes, front and center.
Suck on that NY, so much for “appreciating luxury seats”.