While speaking with Kfred Jr. 2 the other night, he happened to off-handedly mention that he was going to be on national TV on Wednesday night. Of course, I had no idea of what he was referring to and asked him to explain. He said that he had the opportunity to attend Game 1 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium and not only would he watch the game, but, also participate in the pre-game ceremonies down on the field! Apparently, an allotment of tickets were dedicated to his school and it was done on a first come/first served basis.
I have a friend who lives in NYC who is a huge Yankee fan and would love to have this same opportunity. I relayed this incident to him and he told me that the cheapest tickets to this game are $400 and escalate up to $2500 per seat. And these are face values. I'm sure the actual amount paid will greatly exceed these numbers.
Though I am glad for the kid, I am more than a little jealous. He will be hanging out, enjoying the first World Series game ever held in the new Yankee Stadium, being up close to the entire experience. I hope he catches a foul ball.