Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Yankee Beer Man Talks Career And Beer

QUEENS, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Steve Lazarus has been hawking beer at Yankee games for 29 years and now that his beloved team is in the playoffs, this wiseguy wishes fans would wise up about a few things.

First of all, Lazarus says he wants people to stop asking him, “Is the beer cold?” because he screams, “What do you expect for $8 a beer?”

Not only that, he thinks the fans should realize it’s not polite to chant, “A■■hole, he’s an a■■hole” whenever some guy proposes to his girl at the bottom of the fifth inning.

Lazarus laments, “They never yell out anything intelligent. Just once I want to hear something like ‘The square root of nine is three!’”

Still, the Yankee beer vendor – and part-time standup comic – feels for fans who pay $8-$10 for a beer and thinks someone should come up with a modestly-priced “Yankee Beer.”

If players were allowed to endorse the beer, Lazarus imagines the pilsner’s poster boy wouldn’t be Yankee fave Derek Jeter.

As he puts it, “[Jeter] looks too much like a choir boy. Now, David Wells when he was with the Yankees, he would have been great. He’s bald, he’s got tattoos, he’s fat and he looks drunk.”

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