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When You Call the Yankees Box Office, You Get a Phone Sex Hotline

Phone sex! (Photo: Sodahead)

If you want to purchase tickets for the Yankees this season, we don’t recommend Googling around for the box office number. The Daily Dot reports that when you Google “Yankees box office phone number,” the first result directs you to an old page on the Yankees website.

There’s contact information for the box office listed at the bottom, but when you call the phone number listed, you get the sultry voice of a woman welcoming you to a sex chat line.

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Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the listing, they’re looking for “A hustler and/or hacker who works smart.” We’re sending this to Cassidy right away.

Playing Hooky Not Cool On Friday, AT&T and NYC Digital will kickoff a hackathon designed to help Mayor Bloomberg’s Truancy Task Force. Designers and coders will be given the challenge to create a mobile app to keep kids in school. The first prize is pretty sweet and includes $2,500 in Gift Cards for the team to split, a $5,000 donation from AT&T to the team’s choice of non-profit organizations, and one year of the “Small” service from Github for each team member. No word on whether college dropouts are allowed to compete. Read More