Whew! Finally getting back to finishing my June 29 blog. It was Day 4 of our baseball tour, Mariners vs. Yankees. I took time to post the stats and final score after the schlocking the Mariners gave the Yankees, much to the thrill of our Pacific Northwest and Canadian fans onboard, but fell asleep at 2:30 AM…….so here it is again, continued…..
Just wanted to take a minute to comment on the New Yankee Stadium. Naturally, I’d expect it to be the best and the greatest since the Yankee organization has the money to do all these things. But I can’t tell you how great it is to sit your bum on a ballpark seat that’s actually “comfortable”! Who knew? They were leather (seemed like it) padded seats with wriggle room to cross your legs. It’s state of the art in every way. Our seats were next to the Mariner bullpen and we spent a good deal of time watching Cliff Lee warm up. This was great stuff whether a Yankee or Mariner fan!
This was a night game so we had the day to run around New York City, all by ourselves on the subway. Whatta hoot! We found our
way to 42nd and Broadway street and were able to interact with some great street performers. After getting some much needed help from one of NYPD’s finest, really, we ended up in the heaven of heavens, “Roxy’s Delicatessen” @ 46th and Broadway. Our waiter was “Jess” and
he was the ultimate New York City greeter! Great service and sense of humor. In downtown New York City. Who knew?
Back at Yankee Stadium we had taken a tour of the park and
one of the highlights was the “Gallery of Plaques” that included baseball history of course but also a plaque commemorating September 11th. It was appropriate. I remember cheering for the Yankees in 2001, just because, and this brought it all back to me. New York and Yankee Stadium were one of my favorite parts of the trip. That’s why I wanted to spend a little more time on this blog. Fans either love or hate the Yankees, there’s rarely an in-between. But the stadium as usual was packed! Of course, we were thrilled to see the Mariners who are having a really lousy season, step up to the plate and sock it to em, but down deep I’ll always have a special place reserved for those dang Yankees. Probably goes back to my Mickey Mantle high school locker days (see my very first post). All in all, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, was a really great day!
- The New Yankee Stadium (new-york-travel.suite101.com)