Ever since I’ve known my wife I wanted to go to a Yankees Game. But we were often busy during the baseball season and neither of us are big ball fans. In fact, this was also my wife’s first Yankee game despite having grown up in NYC and rooted for the Yankees her whole life. So it was to my great dismay that I found out I would never get to see a Yankees game in the original stadium that housed Babe Ruth. However, I finally did make it to a Yankee game after nearly a decade. It was a bit of a taunt to see the old stadium right next to the new one as demolition has not yet taken place.
Inside a series of banners with the old Yankees legends paid tribute to the > 100 year legacy. (Depending on whether you count when they moved to NYC or when they were renamed to the Yankees)
We arrived at the train station with about 20 minutes to go. By the time we got to our seats we had 17 minutes until game time. We decided to use this time to get some ballpark food. My attempts to eat food before leaving were thwarted by the fact that we’d have to rush through the food. I walked around the concourse looking for food. I kept wishing they had a map on one of the columns letting the patrons know where the different vendors were. I guess they purposely don’t tell you so that you will tend to eat whatever is near your seat. I ended up finding a Moe’s cart that served nachos with meat. Danielle and most others got hot dogs.
I caught this pre-game meeting between the umpires and, I guess, the coaches.
There were Canon adverts throughout the stadium. It’s widely used in sports photography, making me proud to own Canon products.
It was very confusing that both teams had red hats and there wasn’t much contrast between the white and grey uniforms.
The Yankees very quickly hit a home run.
And now the rest of the photos.
See more photos from the game on my Yankee Stadium Set.