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Catching a Ball at the New Yankee Stadium

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB




I’ve been waiting the past few years to see the new Yankee Stadium. And I’ve been waiting a lot longer—a lifetime—to catch a ball at a game.

Friday night I did both.

First time ever in the new Yankee Stadium, right after touring Monument Park, I ventured into the lower left field seats to check out the view and watch some batting practice. I wasn’t there 30 seconds when Derek Jeter lined a shot into the stands.

It crashed into a seat several rows behind where I was standing, bounced forward, hit off several leaping fans, and popped into my hands as I leaned over the seat in front of me for a two-hand grab.

So after more than 50 years and hundre...

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