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The House that Ruth Built

Last night Dave and his brother-in-law Eric came up from PA to meet me at the Yankees game. The new Director that we are working with this week in NY gave Kristen (my coworker) and I tickets to the Coke suite. I was not able to get Dave & Eric tickets to the suite, but I was able to get them some nose bleed seats (and they were way, way, way up high). We were, however, able to get them in the suite after a few innings.

Growing up as a baseball player and fan, this was one of the stadiums that I remember as a shrine. It has so much history, but a very short future. After 85 years, it's going to be torn down and the Yankees will move into a brand new state-of-the-art facility right next door. I was glad to have the opportunity to see it before it was too late.

The bars were crowded before the game, the vibe was fantastic and we got to see a small part of the Bronx.

Here are all of the pictures. I'm going to stitch some of these together when I get home, so I'll post those later. Hopefully I'll end up with a nice shot of the whole stadium.

Dave, Eric & I in the Coke suite. Dave kept goosing Eric, which explains Eric's big smile.

First Inning Warmups

Derek Jeter

Alex Rodriguez (he hit a 420 ft home run earlier in the game)


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