The view from center field. (Photo courtesy of WCBS Sports Director Jared Max/WFAN)
In one week from tonight, Mike and I will have seen our first game at new Yankee Stadium. This afternoon, we nabbed a pair of Grandstand tickets off of StubHub for Saturday’s exhibition game in the Bronx against the Cubs. (Joe is flying in that day from a Vegas trip and couldn’t make it with us.) We’ll have a full post up about it then.
In the meantime, take a look at this photo set from WFAN.com. The CBS Sports Director Jared Max had the run of the stadium with his camera this week, and the pictures look great. We’ve got field view shots of the whole park, glimpses of Tommy Bahamas and the ever-popular Garlic Fries and some handy exit signs.
The photos also allow us to see some of the quirks and intricacies of the new park. For example, the plate is closer to the backstop than at old Yankee Stadium. So pitchers will lose a few foul pop outs. There’s still not a lot of foul territory in the outfield either.
While the Yanks are rumored to be keeping the overplayed Y.M.C.A. dance, on a happier note, the organ made the trip across the street. Anyway, poke around those photo sets. From wider concourses to more legroom, the park looks like a baseball playground.
Jeter Day-to-Day with Pinky Bruise
Joe will have a longer game recap at midnight with some thoughts on the CF battle and the long reliever debate, but I wanted to drop in a quick injury update. Yankees Captain and starting short stop Derek Jeter left today’s game with an injured lefty pinky knuckle. He bruised his finger in a first-inning collision with Braves’ first baseman Greg Norton but remained in the game. He is listed as day-to-day and plans to play tomorrow.
Anyway, here’s your open thread. You know what to do.