Well it finally happened I went to the first game of the New Yankee Stadium. And let me say that the minute I walked in I just fell in complete awe. And I saw the second game today and the stadium looks nothing likes it does in real life…So lets start from the top. I came home from school and I packed the things I need to get autographs and to catch a ball. So I packed my glove, a roster of both teams, an offical baseball, a blue pen, my phone, and my camera. My dad and I started driving and it just started pouring and my hopes were down. I started thinking to myself “oh my god whats going on its definatley canceled.” My friend called me and he said its probably gonna get cancelled. And then it started easing up and pouring again. Then by the time we got to the stadium parking lot it didnt rain.( By the way we went to the parking lot by the old stadium and the walk was pretty long) Then we got to the stadium and it looked like a billions bucks literally.
So as soon as I went in I took a couple of pictures and then i walked around. So I see Mariano Rivera warming up and he was signing right after for the Westpoint school students. And I was so excited to see that he was signing so I ran down the foul line seats and an usher stopped me and asks to see my ticket. And asks me if I have seats in that section. And I said No so he says then you cant go here. So i simply said you dont understand I’ll just be 2 seconds and he replys with what dont you understand you cant go here now go. Good to know the New Stadium hired New ushers but have the same attitude as the old one. Just great Rivera jsut signed and I missed it. Then I head to the third base side and I see John flarrety signing and again of course i cant head down there for 2 seconds to get an autograph. The guy before who was so rude said to me it wouldnt matter if jesus christ was signing and I thought to myself ” If jesus christ was signing he’d be going down there himself.”
So now the hopes of me getting an autograph was now all gone but i thought to my self since I do have seat right behind the Yankees bullpen maybe I can get a ball or even get an autograph from the pitchers or the pitching coaches. So I walk around and I try to get into monument park but I realized that there was a huge line for it, so that was over for me. And I thought to myself eh maybe the museum might be worth it but no there was also a huge line there too, just great. But I definatley noticed that the great hall looked amazing. Take a look
So then I headed back to my seat in right field and took a couple of pictures and saw the Cubs coming out and warming up in left field. And I couldnt ask them to throw me a ball cause they were too far away. So then, I see Carlos Zambrano running around right field which was riht in front of me and I said Hi and he waved back which was nice of him.
Then I was relieved when I saw the field crew taking the tarp off and everyone started clapping.
Then Wang started walking over and started streching.
While Wang was stretching Jorge Posada starting walking over and started streching.
After that I see a marching band coming out and and heading to behind home plate and a group of soldiers carrying this huge flag ready to lay it out. And it was all too unreal for me because I’ve never seen this ceremony.And as soon as the national anthem started everyone took off their hats and they rolled out the flag.
And since Posada was warming up in the bullpen i was watching him and right in the end of the anthem he neiled down and did the “father the son the holy spirit” really fast like 5 times in a row and then drew a cross on the dirt in the bull pen about 5 or 6 times and I noticed that I was the only one that noticed that because I said to everyone near me did you see that and even the pitching coach didnt see him do it.
Then they announced that Reggie Jackson would be throwing out the first pitch and I started freaking out cause I was a huge fan and I had never seen him before. And in the bullpen I saw Jose veras and I asked him if he would sign my ball and he said not now but later and then a cop made me move and made me go back to my seat so the hopes of me getting an autograph were now over big time. It was a good game with 3 homers and Yankees won so i was happy but i was sad with the fact that I went home empty handed…Oh well I still have a chance at Citi Field. Heres some extra pictures enjoy.