If you follow baseball, you probably know that one of this season's continuing plot lines is all the empty seats in the high-priced sections of Yankee Stadium. These seats are bought and paid for by the so-called "Grey Poupon" crowd, people who don't come to games anymore because they don't want to be seen on camera "flaunting" their wealth and influence in an economic downturn. So, instead of going to the games, these folks are selling their tickets on Stubhub. But nobody's buying, and many of the high-priced seats are empty and highly visible on camera. The Yanks are embarrassed and will attempt to do something about putting fannies in those seats once again.
Joel Osteen sure didn't have that problem. Last Saturday, Joel and Victoria (along with their children) put over 50,000 into the stadium @ $15.00 a pop. Osteen joins two popes and Billy Graham as those who have led religious services in Yankee Stadium.
The news coverage of Joel's visit is fascinating. The reporters don't know what to do with this guy. He shoots baskets in his driveway, and then packs out the stadium when the Yankees can't. Aw shucks. http://www.khou.com/video/index.html?nvid=355857
While Osteen preached in the New Yankee Stadium on Saturday, the Yanks were getting walloped up in Fenway. I think there's a connection--although I can't prove it. If the Yankees go into a prolonged funk, its the curse of Joel and Victoria!