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Thursday, May 10, 2007

NYC- Wednesday

We made it! After getting up at 4:03am, we headed to the Madison airport and took off at 6:20. I guess they don't really make announcements for flights as we were sitting there watching CNN headline news and they made the final boarding call. We made it and even ran into a guy from the Y on our flight to Memphis. We landed in Memphis, their whole airport reeked of BBQ, it was awesome and 8 in the morning! Didn't have any though. We got to Newark right around noon, got onto a train and were to the Madison Square Garden by 1pm. We headed to our hotel (which actually is really awesome) and ditched our stuff and got ready for the rest of the day. We headed towards Times Square to be outstanding tourists and shopped around and ate at a deli. We then headed north to the Bronx for the Yankees game.

We got to the game a couple hours early! Perfect! Or so you'd think. I guess you can't have backpacks at Yankee stadium but we talked the guy into letting us in. Perfect! Of course our tickets didn't work, for some reason the guy we bought them from forwarded them to someone else via e-mail and I guess that nullifies the ticket. Crap. Did I mention this was basically a sell out? Our options were crappy $50 seats or $12 bleachers which are about 500 feet from the plate. We opted for the bleachers. So we had to go to a new entrance which was around the other side of the stadium. Of course we couldn't talk the people of that entrance into allowing in the back pack. You can bring in a duffle bag or any other sor of bag, just not a backpack. Jess went to check it in across the street and we went out to the bleachers. We were pretty down from the start as the bleachers were crappy. Oh yeah, and good thing I quit beer, the bleachers are dry. Yep, $12 cover charge doesn't allow you to buy beer. But we tried to be positive about it. And during batting practice A-Rod hit a fly ball caught by Jorge Posada. For some reason he turned around and threw it to me, so I got a ball! :) When the game started the weather cooled off and we got in the shade and it ended up being really nice. Yankee fans are much better that Cubs fans.The Yankees even won! So after we headed back to our hotel and stumbled across this gem! A couple sliders to make up for the hot dog I didn't eat at the stadium! Awesome!!!

More to come tomorrow (probably!)


  • Nice - I wish we could have caught a baseball game while we were there! Make sure you do some shopping in SoHo and eat pizza in Greenwich Village - those were two of my favorite parts of the trip.

    By Blogger J.Bro, at 5/10/2007 9:01 AM  

  • Yankee Fans are nicer than Cub Fans? Geez, Mark -- I'd have thought that hooking you up with a comp subscription to Wisconsin's greatest fantasy baseball newsrag would rank me at least as nice as Yankee Fan...

    P.S. -- more guest blogging by Jess. She rocks!

    By Blogger Bob, at 5/10/2007 8:42 PM  

  • Yankees suck!! Red Soz rule!!! enough said!

    By Anonymous kelson, at 5/11/2007 5:47 AM  

  • uhm i meant sox.

    By Anonymous kelson, at 5/11/2007 5:47 AM  

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