Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yankee TV In The Bronx

The giant video board at Yankee Stadium is big enough to create the illusion that you're actually at a live game. The Stadium was open to the public - for free - to watch game three of the playoffs from southern California and a good crowd turned out. They cheered the Yankees and ate the traditional ballpark fare: hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and beer.

I sat in the right-field corner and this is the view from my seat looking back towards home plate. The guess is about 3500 fans turned out. Many of the people I spoke to said it was their first visit to the new Yankee Stadium The weather - while kinda cool - was not bad considering the cold conditions over the weekend. At least it was dry.

Face-painters roamed the stadium and affixed fancy Yankee logos on many children ... and some adults.

A group of fans brought their "Go Yankees" banner. They paraded up and down the aisles behind home plate. Aside from a wayward Mets fan who was booed when he walked around seeking attention, the crowd at Yankee Stadium seemed to have a good time. The Yankees lost to the Angels, but still own a two games to one lead in the best-of-seven series.

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