It was fun digging out our Yankee gear to wear to the stadium. John Simone saw me come in on Saturday night and commented that I wasn't in my usual Chiefs/Nats gear.
I didn't take my camera to the stadium for either game. I was just there to hang out and make observations.
-A Strasburgh "game-worn" jersey was raffled
-TV Stevie's observation immediately following the national anthem: the field looked like a classic old timers day at Yankee Stadium, with #1, #8 etc.
-Corban Joseph still looks like Ellen DeGeneris (Kevin observed that you never see Ellen and Corban in the same place at the same time)
-The Yankees used the same music as the Chiefs, which was amusing.
-There was organ music instead of the usual music. Shades of old time Yankee Stadium!
It was a lovely night for a ball game. Too bad there were only 100-200 people there.
A lovely afternoon for a ball game. Even fewer people showed up.
We were talking to someone in security who made the following observations:
-fans hated the astroturf, so the turf was replaced with grass
-fans hated the scoreboard, the scoreboard was replaced
-fans wanted the Yankees back as the home team
-fans wanted the Mets as the home team
-so where were the fans this weekend?
-new pattern mown into grass
-I misspoke about the pitch speed being missing from the scoreboard. It's there.
TV Stevie and I had our photos taken in our Yankee gear.
Mejia (a Bison pitcher) was hurt and had to be helped off the field. TV Stevie captured it on his Super Phone.
|Mejia being helped off the field.|
The best part of Sunday's game? The Mouse Delay. TV Stevie took photos. The "action" was also on the big screen. A mouse ran onto the field. The Yankee SS & 2B (Pena and Joseph) had a heck of a time trying to catch the wee beastie.
Later on, the whole incident was replayed on the scoreboard, complete with "Who Let the Dogs Out."
It was hysterical.
Here's a link to the video, without the music.