I am not a Yankees fan, but this was a fantastic game and easily one of the best nights I've ever experienced in New York City. I could tell you the specifics of the game or you could just watch the highlights here or read about it here if you didn't see it.
Not only was it an especially cinematic game, but the vibe in the stadium? I will absolutely never forget it. There will never be a way to express how insane this night felt. I can only imagine how hardcore Yankees fans felt about it. It was definitely the best baseball game I've ever been to.
The best parts?
- Every time an Oriole hit a homerun, the fan who caught it would throw the ball back onto the field! The first time that happened, it was funny. But when it kept happening? Amazing.
- The cleaners did the YMCA dance as they cleaned the diamond.
- The guy that sat next to me proposed to his girlfriend.
- Hearing that stadium blast Frank Sinatra's New York, New York when Jeter said goodbye on the field? I'm never gonna hear that song again and not think of that moment.
I will forever be thankful to my friend Bapi for offering me a ticket to this game. You're getting a gift, Bapi. I swear it's coming. I'm trying to think of something equally appropriate and great since you let me be apart of this crazy historic game. It was beyond kind of you to ask me to come, thank you so much.