The Yankees seem to be the first team in sports to realize that you can't just write any number on a ticket and expect fans to pay it. The NY Times reports today that the Yankees have cut prices from the "you gotta be fucking kidding me" range down to "come on, that's ridiculous" (my terms, not the Times). The empty seats on TV were apparently enough to make the Yankees realize they overshot. So, now they will try to convince the wealthy in NYC that a $1250 seat to see a team with little league quality starting pitching is a bargain.
Considering the news this morning that GDP declined over 6% in the first quarter of the year, the Yankees might still find themselves with a problem. Maybe they should advertise the seats as "Swine Flu Free".