Sunday, August 19, 2007

Play Ball!

Matt bought tickets for us to attend one of the most quintessentially New York (perhaps even American) events of all: A New York Yankees baseball game. I was psyched to see a game and even more excited that the Yankees were playing MY DEE-troit Tigers.

We made a healthy wager on the game...loser has to buy tickets to the winner's movie of choice (plus popcorn.) I was confident that we'd soon be watching Becoming Jane and not Superbad for a variety of reasons... Tigers beat the Yanks on Thursday, the weather was perfect, I was wearing my bright orange hat and I had arrived with the perfect cheer..."We're all behind our baseball team; let's get 'em Tigers." Even better, I was hit on the should with bird poop as we entered the stadium, a well known good luck sign:-)

Yesterday was military appreciate day at the stadium, so we were treated to a parachute jump by the US Army's Golden Knights and a flyover by 2 F-15s. Very cool, and of course added even more Americana to to the day.

Rodger Clemens pitched first and Gary Sheffield was one of his first opponents. Sheffield has had a great career since leaving the Yankees but was not well liked when he was in New York and so was vigorously booed everytime he was up to bat.

(One-eyed) Freddy walks around during the game with a go Yanks sign that has a metal pan attached to it. Fans can bang on the pan with a spoon

The last name of the coach of the Tigers is Leyland!!

Simply put, my singing and bird poop did not help the boys from the Motor City. Though they had some good hits and had the bases loaded at one point, it was not their day. By the time Rivera was brought in to pitch, it was pretty clear that the Yankees were going to win. The W would have been nice, but short of the that, the day was great!

Rivera action shot


Anonymous jp said...

Can't wait to see the "Superbad" review! ;-)

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok ET, let's cut to the chase. Did you get a good view of Jeter's a$$?


12:07 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Yes, I will give a full review of Superbad as soon as I have the pleasure of seeing it;-)

Hi YKW...and yes, I KW...Jeter doesn't especially do it for me, but you should go to the Yankees Oriols game over GW Alumni weekend and take a look for yourself;-)

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you coming up for alumni wkend?


10:28 AM  

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