Monday, June 21, 2010

Baseball and Summer Days

We went to the Yankee game yesterday.  They played that other New York team.  The Yankees won, 4-0! (sorry Mets fans)

First of all, we had amazing seats that my friend got from a client at work.  I love her perks, she always hooks me up.  Teixeira hit a grand slam homer in the 3rd inning for the only runs of the game.  I would have liked a little more action on the field, but hey, a win is a win.  Here is Teix crossing home plate with Jeter congratulating him.

It was super hot and humid out and we were are literally sweating through our clothes, especially my Hub (sorry babe, but you were pretty sweaty).  There was a much-welcomed (at least by us) rain delay in the 8th inning.  While most people headed inside to take cover.  We relished in the felt great!

The grounds crew worked hard to keep the field in tip top shape.  Here they are dragging the infield at the end of the 6th inning.  They do a little jig to the Village People's "Y.M.C.A." while they drag the field.  They've been doing this for almost 15 years.  Every game.  I think it's kind of silly and funny, especially on a hot day after several beers.  Some people really hate it though.  Oh well.

Then they were put to the test when the rains came.  Got that tarp out and covered the field in only a few minutes.

And then, about 15 minutes later, they're out there again taking the tarp off so we can get down to baseball business again!

The game started up again and was over pretty fast.  During the last out of the 9th inning this fan in front of me pulled out her knitting.  I was so excited.  I snapped this shot, then the game was over, so I didn't really get to talk to her.

A great day!


Virginia G said...


That was not me, although I have been known to knit at Yankee Stadium. The lighting at night is PERFECT.

Looks like you all had a blast. :)

Jamie said...

What a fun way to spend an evening

Paige said...

Love that you grabbed a shot of the knitter! Looks like a fun game!

krissilugbill said...

that does look like such a fun day! i am jealous, i love going to baseball games :) love that that lady was knitting :)

VeganCraftastic said...

Isn't it fun seeing other knitters around? I love that you got a picture of her too!

ImplausibleYarn said...

The last time I went to a stadium (Fenway) I debated long and hard about taking my knitting. The reason I decided against it was when I thought about how upset I would be if someone spilled lukewarm expensive beer on it. Or those nasty nachos. or anything really. It looks like a fun time though.

Unknown said...

Baseball and knitting, two of my favorite things!

Caroline said...

Sounds like a great day, and Love the pic of the knitting fan! I still get excited if I see someone knitting in public.

xyz said...

Go Yankees!