It's unfortunate, but this crap happens everywhere. Why is the gubmit looking for free food & luxury suites. Nothing is free really. To get a "free" suite, it means the people's representation gave something of value in return. So while citizens pay taxes, state officials get to go to the game for free. How about no "free" suite, and the Yankees simply pay it's value in taxes like the average citizen does. I wonder what "freebies" gubmit officials in Boston got, when they gave the Redsox control of all the streets surrounding Fenway? I know what the sausage venders got (insert funny joke here) in that deal. Throwin' stadium tantrum City demanded free suite, food from Yankees, e-mails reveal BY JUAN GONZALEZ AND GREG B. SMITH DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Saturday, November 29th 2008, 7:31 PM Sabo/News The new Yankee Stadium is not completed yet, but is already causing new controversy. Related News Articles Mayor Bloomberg's top aides engaged in a behind-the-scenes brawl to win a free luxury suite at the new Yankee Stadium that could wind up costing taxpayers, e-mails show. Some of the mayor's top deputies spent months threatening and cajoling to get the free skybox. They even demanded free food and ultimately got most of what they wanted after they agreed to provide America's richest team 250 free stadium parking spaces in exchange. The loss of revenue from those spaces could wind up coming back to haunt taxpayers if the garage owner - who pays rent to the city - can't pay what he owes. Throwin' stadium tantrum City demanded free suite, food from Yankees, e-mails reveal Here's an excerpt from a NYT's article. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/nyregion/30stadium.html?_r=1&ref=nyregion Great to see that the taxpayers interests are always front and center.