A Night in the Bronx

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As we mentioned in an earlier thread, last night we were treated to the pleasure (never thought I’d write this, but hey, 12-6 loss perks one up, right?) of a night in Yankee Stadium. It is likely to be our last trip to the fabled park, and it was a lovely night for baseball.  Our host, longstanding possessor of some of the best seats in the house, was generous to allow an enemy on such territory, and for that we are thankful.  A few more pics after the jump.

Eggplant_2

We appreciate culinary variety, but really, who the heck eats food with a knife and fork at Yankee Stadium?  We love eggplant parm, and the Arthur Avenue version is legendary (he beat Flay in a throwdown!), but really, silverware? 

Pettitte

We really don’t like him, but man Pettitte has a smooth motion.  And we were able to see the vaunted pickoff move up close, sitting right behind first base.  God knows he had plenty of chances to show it off!

Side story:  Alfredo Griffin had a gamelong chat, inning after inning, with a couple of baseball Annies a couple of seats behind us.  Not sure if there was any action postgame though.

Twoballs

Ok, here’s a sincere reason we feel animosity towards New York Yankee fans, even as we have lived here for 15 years and are tipping 40.  This kid got not one but TWO foul balls from players/coaches walking off the field between innings.  Normal human decency would have led the kid (and his dad, sitting proudly next to him in Yankee garb,) to let another one of the dozens of youngsters sitting around us to have one of those balls.  It is one thing to have the luck to nab two foul balls that leave the field, it’s another thing to take, with no shame, two game balls from guys leaving the field.  Little jerk.  Spread the wealth next time.  And your dad should know better, for sure.

That being said, it was a great night, and Yankee Stadium is at its best on a warm summer evening, the house filled and the Yankees trailing by 8.  We just might miss it.   

8 comments… add one

  • I’ve sat down the line before, and it amuses me most of the times, when AP’s pickoff move got me looking at home instead of to first.
    In other words, his pick off move picked me off and I’m not even in the game!

    Lar August 1, 2008, 5:17 pm
  • Nice seats SF, your buddy wanna hook any of us up to? ;)
    I actually really like the Arthur Ave food place that you put a pic up of. I get their meatball parm at most games I go to, that and the cuban sandwiches you can get down the 3b line are the best options at the stadium these days….

    Sam-YF August 1, 2008, 5:21 pm
  • You sabatoged us didn’t you SF!!! Did you use an airhorn and a small mirror like in “Back to School”???

    krueg August 1, 2008, 5:23 pm
  • As an update – Karsten threw 6 IP, 0 ER against the Cubs. Nady is day to day with a sore quad..

    Lar August 1, 2008, 5:26 pm
  • Thanks for the photos SF. As many times as I go to the Stadium, I hardly ever sit this close so the photos are nice. I wish the Yankees had given you less to cheer about, but oh well…

    IronHorse (yf) August 1, 2008, 5:39 pm
  • Aw, the Yanks are great that way. True gentlemen. I traveled 3000 miles to take my son to Yankee Stadium last August – under great duress but he convinced me that every baseball fan should go at least once and tickets would be easier last summer than this summer. Mediocre seats, scorching weather… Not only did the Yanks lose for me but Mo blew a save in the 10th. Almost made me like the Yanks for the day.

    rootbeerfloat August 1, 2008, 5:46 pm
  • SF – how do you know there wasn’t just soemthing…intangible about the kid that made players and coached give him balls and that makes him the best possible protector of those balls? Maybe he and his dad are just, you know, driven.

    IronHorse (yf) August 1, 2008, 5:55 pm
  • Great stuff, SF.

    YF August 1, 2008, 6:57 pm

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