The New York Yankees organization has grown tired of hearing about their empty premium seats. When Bud Selig called in the Yankees and Mets to talk about having to hear about overpriced seats in repeated news cycles, the two New York teams nodded politely and reminded Selig who pays the bills around here. Selig promptly shrugged his famous shrug and backed down.
(Visual representation of the Yankees discussing empty seats at New Yankee Stadium)
Therefore, the Yankees took it very badly when Don Garber, commissioner of Major League Soccer, made a rather unkind comment about those unfilled seats. “It’s incomprehensible,” said Garber, “that you watch a game, and there will be front-row seats empty.” Randy Levine, Yankees president, drilled Garber in his soft underbelly with his own unkindness: