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John Oliver’s latest Legends Suite guests at Yankee Stadium? Dragons.

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In this April 2014 image released by HBO, host John Oliver speaks during “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” in New York. Oliver, who subbed for Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” last summer and began his own HBO weekly show in April, often devotes about half of his 30 minutes to a single topic below the headlines. His subsequent report questioning the pageant’s scholarship program was the latest example of how Oliver has quickly moved beyond his roots at “The Daily Show” to produce something distinctive, and usually hilarious. (AP Photo/HBO, Eric Liebowitz)


HBO’s John Oliver has been fighting back against Yankees COO Lonn Trost by inviting non-Legends Suite types to sit in the Legends Suite. Trost, in February, came off quite elitist when he said that those who can afford to sit in the Legends Suite don’t like to sit around those who typically can’t afford the luxury. In other words: the rich don’t want to sit near the poors.

Oliver’s first guests were dressed like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then he had four women dressed in unicorn and shark costumes sit in the Legends suite.

Today, as the Yankees finished off their three-game season opening set against the Astros? Dragons. The Yankees put them on the video board during the seventh inning, calling them the “fans of the game,” ESPN’s Danny Knobler reports. The Yankees later wrote on the video board, “Thanks, John Oliver. Everyone is welcome at Yankee Stadium.”

You can see the “dragons” in the second row behind home plate in this clip of a Brian McCann home run.

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