May 31, 2009

Urinals among top memorabilia requests

An executive involved in the sale of pieces of the old Yankee Stadium says urinals are a hot commodity for those seeking New York Yankees mementos.

Steiner Sports Chief Executive Officer Brandon Steiner said while his company routinely receives requests for Yankee Stadium urinals, the bathroom items from the former MLB stadium are not available for sale, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

People always ask for the bathroom stuff, like the urinals, Steiner said. There were some strange requests.

For those seeking an item from the former home of the New York Yankees there is a July auction that will find the actual Yankees dugout telephone up for sale.

The old stadium's foul poles will also be up for auction, along with the carpet from the team's clubhouse.

Plumber Joe Pesco of New Rochelle, N.Y., told the Daily News not being able to buy a stadium urinal was not too heartbreaking as he chose two seats instead.

At least I can put the seats somewhere, Pesco said. I don't have any place to put a urinal.