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The last regular season home opener at Yankee Stadium will be filled with all the pomp and circumstance we would expect. The West Point Glee Club will sing the national anthem, and two F-18 Hornets will fly over the Stadium. The icing on the cake — or the straw that stirs the drink — however will be Reggie. Mr. October is set to throw out the first pitch.

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  • Manimal

    OH COMMON,Wheres Eli?!?!

    Probably in Mexico with Romo and Jessica

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      You wouldn’t seriously have Eli Manning throw out the first pitch of the first game of the last season at Yankee Stadium, right? That was a joke, yes?

  • mg

    Sounds like fun. I’ll see y’all there.

  • askollar

    I think this is a bad choice my the Yankees….if they wanted to honor the 78 team they can do it at the all star game or old timers day…and have it be a group of people not just one!!!! To have a guy who only played for the team for a few years is not totally ok with me. Yes I like Reggie and respect what he has done for the organization, but again he is not the right person in my eyes.

    They could have Whitey pitch the ball to Yogi, or even Mr. Steinbrenner.

    • Alvaro

      100% Agreed.

  • nmc

    It is only the first pitch of the last home opener. I think it will be much more monumental to have thrown out the first pitch of the last home game played there ever; that’s who they’re probably saving someone awesome for (Yogi?)..

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It’s gotta be Steinbrenner, right?

      As far as game action goes, I don’t care if the Yanks are up by 10 or down by 10, Mo has to get the last out in the last game at the Stadium.

      • Kyle

        Barring a trade, I can’t see him getting the last out if we’re down by 10…

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          True true. Technicalities.

        • nmc

          Fortunately, the last home game is vs. Baltimore, so I think it’s really unlikely that the Yanks will be down by 10.. Did Kei-O (because he gets knocked out so early) Igawa start this game?

          I swear if we lose as many games to the O’s this year as we did last year, i’m gonna cry.

  • Simon B.

    I’d rather have Eli than Reggie, but of course, I’ve never been much of a Reggie fan. He seems to be the guy George has tried to push as the contemporary “Yankee great”, even though he only played for a four seasons, was extremely divisive and mostly disliked by his teammates, and doesn’t really measure up in terms of ability (though he was still very good).

  • Manimal

    I wasnt kidding about Eli.

    And I could see Mariano throw the last inning in the postseason(preferably game 7 of the WS) but regular season would be tough to arrange especially if the yankees clinch a playoff birth early.

  • Marsha

    How about Bob Sheppard throwing out the 1st pitch of the last opening day in Yankee Stadium? I know he’s too sick to announce but is he too sick for a quick visit to the ballpark and one pitch?

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  • MAURICE

    YANKEE TEAM OWNER GEORGE SEINBRENNER SHOULD HAND THE BALL TO MRS BILLY WHO SHOULD THEN HAND THE BASEBALL TO PRESIDENT BUSH WHO SHOULD THROW THE BALL TO MRS THRUMAN MUNSON BEHIND THEPLATE,THEN HAND THE BALL TO YOGI BERRA.
    IF THATS NOT POPULAR THEN ALLOW GOVERNOR DAVID PATTERSON TO THROW OUT THE 1ST BALL AND SEE IF IT LANDS INSIDE THE DUGOUT