April 18, 2010

Pics from my Yankee Stadium experience

I attended my first game of the year at Yankee Stadium today to see Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the year and for the Yankees to complete their sweep of the Rangers.

Oh, and I couldn’t bear looking left (at the demolished stadium) as I entered the Stadium.

Below is the view from Mohegan Sun Sports Bar. I was sitting in the bleachers in left-center field.
Yankee Stadium

Unfortunately, when Teixeira crushed his first home run I watched it land on the televisions shown below.
Obstructed view

But hey, at least I got a free Yankees calendar!
Free Calendar

My friend and I got there over two hours early, so we had to wait for the gates to open. (The gates opened three hours before games last year.) When I first got in, I bought sliders and fries. They were very filling, and the fries were great — better than the garlic fries I bought in the sixth inning.
Garlic Fries

I definitely regret getting the cheese with them. After those disappeared, we watched the last couple innings from field level in the infield. Below is a picture of Mariano Rivera closing it out in the ninth.
Rivera last out

And here’s a pic from the subway leaving after the game.

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