Liveblogging Opening Day at the new Yankee Stadium.

Dubious and far-fetched ideas.
April 16 2009 6:59 AM

It's a Hitter's Ballpark

Liveblogging Opening Day at the new Yankee Stadium.

1:01 p.m.: Wow! The wait is over! The new Yankee Stadium! More than $1 billion, and worth every penny! Spectacular! Wow!

1:08 p.m.: Steeeee-rike! The first pitch! A new era has begun!

1:10 p.m.: Something wrong with the pitching rubber?

1:19 p.m.: You'd think they would keep an extra pitching rubber nearby.

1:35 p.m.: There it is! First home run in the new stadium! Derek Jeter! Upper deck!

Yankee Stadium.
Yankee Stadium 

1:41 p.m.: There it is! Second home run! And until this moment, nobody had ever hit a fair ball out of a Yankee Stadium! This is incredible! I can tell my grandchildren I was here!

1:42 p.m.: Two home runs hit out of Yankee Stadium! Who thought Cody Ransom had that kind of pow—

1:43 p.m.: THREE! Must be some wind current up there. That was a checked swing. Well, at least the Yankees have a 12-run lead. That should please the fans.

2:03 p.m.: Well, so much for the 12-run lead. Hopefully, the Yanks can come back in the bottom of the second.

Advertisement

2:05 p.m.: I forgot to describe the huge, high-def video scoreboard in centerfield. It's incredible! You can see every detail of the game on a wide-screen. It's riveting.