Citi. APRIL 24th & 25th - Subway Series vs New York Yankees Yankee Stadium

The Yankee Stadium half of the annual Subway Series. My friend Steve came into town and we rode the 7 line subway to Grand Central station in Manhattan then the 4 train north to the Bronx. Although riding the subway was not my cup of tea, it was a great experience for my first visit to Yankee Stadium.

Yankee Stadium * April 24th 2015

We roamed the stadium for a bit then joined the other orange shirted "Bronx Invasion" Mets fans. Thirteen hundred Mets fans sitting together in upper left field, cheering on their team. I ran into Joe whom I had met at McFadden's during the first week of home games. Also I saw Chris whom I had met Opening Day in the 7 Line Army. It was certainly a party atmosphere.

The 7 Line Army

Friday's seat location

View from my seat

Lets Go Mets! The Yankees jumped on Jacob deGrom early with home runs from Jacoby Ellsbury and 2 from Mark Teixeira. That took a lot out of the sails of the gathered Mets fans who were still loud. The Yankees prevailed 6-1 to stop the Mets 11 game win streak.

Yankee Stadium * April 25th 2015

We again took the subway to Yankee Stadium. Earlier in the day Steve and I went to see the Freedom Tower and the 9/11 Memorial. We took a guided tour through the artifacts and underneath the pools that represent the footprint of each tower. A very interesting site that is hard to take it all in.

Freedom Tower

Memorial pool

Random sight from the subway

We got to the stadium early but just missed being able to walk though the Yankees Monument Park behind center field. Steve showed me where the Old Yankee Stadium was located across the street. It is now a park with 3 ball diamonds. Our tickets gave us access to the Jim Beam Club in the upper deck behind home plate. We each got a Jim Beam Burger and sat in a private section with nice soft seats and wicker tables, relaxing and enjoying the burger.

Seat on Saturday

Saturday's view

Despite Mark Teixeira's third home run in two days against the Mets, they answered with three homers themselves. Shots by Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, and Kevin Plawecki's first Major League home run backed Matt Harvey's near complete game effort. Harvey threw 8 and 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 2 walks, striking out 8 and upping his record to 4-0. The final score was 8-2 for the Mets victory.

Mets Win!

Banners of past Yankee Greats

View of the center field scoreboard