It seems hitting a home runs at the new Yankee Stadium is easier than getting a players to sign autographs. Are today's players too elite or too far removed? Does today's kid trying to get an autograph become tomorrow's season ticket holder?
"Inside the stadium on a recent Sunday, fans tried to get autographs during batting practice, young children and their parents lining up against the right-field wall and calling out to players as they warmed up. When Joba Chamberlain, a promising pitcher known for being somewhat generous with his signature, sauntered into right field, the crowd cried for his attention. After a short warm-up, he left without signing an autograph.
Here's the rest of the article in the NYTimes.