Sunday, August 28

Yankee Stadium


Yesterday Chris took us all in to "The City" for an afternoon of baseball. What a day we had! We rode the train in to Harlem and then switched to the subway. Just the trip in was a thrill for the kids!

We got to the stadium early enough to watch the teams warm up. The boys were armed with their gloves in hopes that a ball would be hit in our direction. Unfortunately the only thing flying through the air in our section were bags of peanuts and Crackerjacks.

We had hot dogs (nothing better than a ball park dog!) and peanuts (what is better than being able to just drop your shells right there!) and sodas (a rare treat for the boys!) and a few snacks that we brought from home.

There were some great plays but it was not looking good for the Yankees. Yep, this Red Sox fan was able to enjoy watching "the other team". I even cheered hard for them! The Yankees were down 7-3 in the 9th inning. (I think that the pitcher for the Royals was throwing balls to intentionally walk some of the power hitters to prevent them from scoring) An error was made by KC and suddenly it all turned around! The Yankees pulled ahead to win it 8-7! It was all very exciting!

Things got a little exciting in the stands too. There was a large group of people sitting several rows behind us that got a bit rowdy (and really drunk!). Some of the language was unbelievable. Eventually the entire group was evicted from the game. I would say there were probably about 20 in the group. In addition to stadium security, 3 police officers and the stadium chief were required to remove the group. I'm sure this group viewed it as a huge success to be evicted. The rest of us were pretty pleased to see them go.

We were all pretty tired by the time we got home. It was a good tired though. We had a great day!



Jamie said...

Sounds like great family fun!

luvs2knit said...

I'm sure the subway to Harlem was exciting to say the least. Next thing you know, the boys are going to be cursing from the 20 people sitting behind you. Ugh!!

Glad you had a great day!!