Yankee Stadium!

Decided this deserves its own post. We built this trip around Lori getting these tickets ages ago. I'm a closet Yankee fan, have been ever since the Yankee-Dodger World Series back in the Bronx Zoo days. So easy to get to the game, and it was fun to be part of the throng pouring out of the subway station toward the park. The place is huge, airy, and filled with modern "conveniences," including blaring video and the biggest gift shop I've seen since Disneyland.

Never seen so many people in any fandom wearing player jerseys.

The bleacher creatures do a player "roll call" at the beginning of the game.

Nick Swisher got a lot of hits. The Grounds Crew do YMCA in the sixth. Joe Lieberman, Donald Trump, and Bill O'Reilly were in attendance; all got roundly booed when shown on the Jumbotron. At the seventh inning stretch, there is a moment of silent prayer, followed by a (presumably now non-mandatory) rendition of God Bless America, followed by a singing of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. We did the Wave. Pretty busy time.

The Yankees won, like 11-4 I think. Crowd was happy, and so were we, just to have been there.
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1 comment:

  1. OMG! Keep me out of that store, I'd go wild! Although I could probably start a store of my own with all the Yankee shirts and other stuff I have.

    I didn't know you were a closet fan! No wonder I like you!
    Speaking of Dodgers/Yankees, the only World Series game I went to was the series in 1981. Went with four other friends. Sat in the rowdy bleachers. It was a crushing defeat and L.A. won the whole thing,which besides 1955, was the only WS they won against us.
    Let me tell you, driving back from that last game, it was so silent in the car.We hardly spoke. We were not happy.
    So they still do the Y-M-C-A thing. Love it! And BTW- that Jumbotron is 59 feet by 100!