By this time you know we are die-hard Red Sox fans…right? Look where we were on a Sunday afternoon:
Yes, you’re not seeing things, we were at Yankee stadium and they were playing Tampa Bay, not the Red Sox. We’ve lived in New York for seven years and had never been to Yankee Stadium. It was one of those things we talked about but never got around to. At dinner with friends recently, the topic of the end of the current Yankee Stadium came up and we mentioned that we had always wanted to go and now really wanted to see a game there before the end of the season. Before the end of the revered current Yankee Stadium and the opening of the New Yankee Stadium.
Wouldn’t you know it, a pair of tickets magically appeared for yesterday afternoon and we snapped them up. What fun we had! First of all, we were able to really cheer for the Yankees because they were playing the current division leaders, the Tampa Bay Rays. The more games the Rays lose, the more the Sox move up in the standings. We also love Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera and got to see both of them do their thing. Derek tied Lou Gehrig’s record of hits at Yankee Stadium to great cheers and a standing ovation. Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam.
All in all a great game.
We got to talk to Brian, the guy sitting next to us, who was visiting from California and was seeing his first game at Yankee Stadium. Just like us. He was great fun and the three of us cheered and booed and had a ball. We ate slices of pizza and french fries. It was hot and humid (I hate high humidity) but we didn’t let it get us down.
We watch baseball nearly every night on television, but there is nothing like seeing it in the park, listening to the crack of the bat, hearing the fans, being right there. Thanks Yankee Stadium, for a great time!
(I’ve framed the photos in Fenway Park Green, in honor of the Red Sox.)