Scalpers fascinate me, and I’ve wanted to write about their lives for a while. I did, briefly, for Newyorker.com:
Stuart Shenkman, a sixty-three-year-old in a black Teamsters Local 237 jacket, was standing outside Yankee Stadium last night, asking anyone who would listen, “Do you know why the Yankees are going to win?”
I didn’t, so I bit. “Why?”
“Well, there’s a Democrat in the White House, and the Yankees haven’t lost a World Series with a Democrat since ’64.”
Mad credit to friend of the program Brendan Lowe for inspiration and serious help.