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Some Thoughts From a Brutal New Yankee Stadium Opening Day

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

1) Yankees lucked out with the first sunny day of the 2009 season here in the New York Area...at least it seems that way.

I did notice plenty of empty seats in and around the dugouts and behind home plate.

2) The opening ceremonies were good with quite a few ex-Yankees announced, John Fogerty singing "Centerfield," and Bernie playing the guitar. Both were nice touches.

The best touch was the laying over the plate of the bat Babe Ruth used to hit the first Yankee Stadium home run. The bat was on loan from the collection of Dr. Richard Angrist, an eye surgeon located right here in little ol' Point Pleasant, N.J., where I live.

Dr. Angrist is a the premier game-used bat collector in the...

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