Now that the Yankees have clinched their 50th playoff spot and are the American League East champs, 2011 post-season tickets are now on sale at Here's what the Pinstripes say:

Due to a limited number of tickets available for sale, a maximum of two (2) Tickets to one (1) potential game (the "Ticket Limit") scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium (each a "Game" and, collectively, the "Games") during the 2011 American League Division Series ("ALDS") and/or the 2011 American League Championship Series ("ALCS"). A maximum of four (4) Tickets in total, but no more than two (2) Tickets to one (1) potential game of the ALDS and two (2) Tickets to one (1) potential game of the ALCS may be purchased. Only a LIMITED number of Tickets (as determined by the New York Yankees in its sole and absolute discretion) will be made available during the On-Sale.

All Ticket purchases are subject to availability, as determined by the Yankees in its sole and absolute discretion, at the time of purchase. Orders exceeding the assigned respective Ticket limits will be canceled without contact from Ticketmaster or the Yankees.

Also, catcher Russell Martin may have been a Dodger for most of his pro baseball career, but he's totally caught up in terms of despising Boston. He said that he'd be happy if the Red Sox missed the playoffs, "Anything to get the Red Sox out would be awesome for me... Because I hate the Red Sox." Martin added, "They are fun to play against because they have a quality team and they are gritty and they play hard and stuff, but I would love to see them lose." Of course, the Red Sox did take 11 of the 15 meetings with the Yankees.