The New York Times has an article today about inexpensive ways to see Shea and Yankee Stadiums.
It’s an OK piece. The reporter Ben Sisario is an admitted Yankee fan making what seems like his first visit ever to Shea. He sat in the upper deck (about where Ross Jones and I spent most of the early 80’s) but felt compelled to flee early on because of the rowdy fans.
Sisario then moved to the top of the stadium, “where my only company was the salty old guys scoring the game; they didn’t say a word.” That has to be Fuzzy and his crew.
Sisario paid $9 to sit in Section 2, row M of the upper deck for a “Bronze level” game. If memory serves, we used to pay $2 to sit up there. They raised it to $5 by 1984. $9 is still a good bargain to see a division rival.