17 March 2010
File this under Yankee Stadium ticket office blunders. The "exclusive" presale password for 2010 Yankees tickets (intended for minor league season ticketholders) has become inclusive - the Yankees have listed the password on a public-facing website for all to see.
It appears that the Yankees have protected this page from indexing in Google, but fans who are searching rabidly to find the presale password in time for today's 12 PM sale are sure to find it eventually. In other words, if you are a minor league season ticketholder, don't expect to have an easy time scoring tickets to the premium games. There will likely be thousands of humans (and ticket broker robots) competing for the same tickets.
Minor league season ticketholders obviously aren't pleased about this development, but those who feel minor league season ticketholders don't deserve their own presale are nodding their heads and smiling. For everyone else, this just means another chance to score tickets to the hottest games before they go on sale to the general public.