I should be following the draft but I decided to stop by Yankee Stadium. I hate this stadium. pic.twitter.com/LemCicZs5d— Kenny (@disnalldat) June 10, 2015
You see, I don't like Yankee Stadium. I think it stinks. It's a joke ballpark. It's very crowded, very small and way too expensive.
It certainly doesn't help that the stadium is filled with people. Very loud, very obnoxious, very self-entitled and very drunk people. Most of whom think partaking in the wave is a "cool" thing to do and can't sit still for five minutes without having to buy beer, go take a piss, buy more beer or have their friends buy more beer. Just sit your butt down and
Now to be fair it's not like you can't find loud, obnoxious, self-entitled drunks at minor league games either. You can always find those kinds of people at any sort of baseball game. It's just that the scale is a lot smaller and a lot more tolerable the farther away you get from the big leagues. Plus you can just move away to to another seat in another section. Good luck doing that at Yankee Stadium.
The game itself was meh. I saw Tanaka since he was pretty much the only reason I went in the first place. I also saw Betances throw, Refsnyder exist and Rodriguez hit a home run (which turned out to be the winning run). The biggest highlight of the night was when the Yankees showed a video of Aaron Judge between innings. I am dead serious.
I didn't stay until the end of the game. The moment Betances finished his job in the 8th I bolted for the exit and left to avoid the onslaught of folks looking to go home. It didn't work, there were like a thousand other stadium goers with the same idea and I think we all crammed into the same subway car too. I probably should've left after seeing Betances throw his first pitch. In fact I probably never should've gone to the game at all.
So was it worth the price of admission? No. I've seen better baseball for better prices. And I've had even better experiences too.
And if you're wondering why I subjected myself to such an God-awful time, it's because some folks I know wanted to see Tanaka while he was still alive. It seems like they had a good time so good for them I guess. Now we can say that we've all seen him before his season ending injury and hopefully I never have to go back to that horrible place ever again (seriously that place looks like a toilet without the lid).
And because I know some of you might wondering, no, I've never been to Citi Field. And quite honestly, I have no business ever going there. I mean I'm sure things are horrible there too but I'm not a Mets fan, I'm not a National League baseball fan and I'm barely even a major league baseball fan.
Oy, sorry for all of this negativity guys. I honestly tried to give Yankee Stadium another shot. I came into this game with very low expectations because almost every experience I've had with major league baseball games have been awful, but somehow this game didn't even meet those expectations, in that it was even worse. So yeah, forget going to see major league baseball games. Just watch major league baseball on your TV/mobile app (blackouts be damned) or listen to it on the radio, it's better that way.
I'll finish this off on a positive note by saying I got this really cool auto of Jason Anderson (the first SI Yankee to make it to the big leagues) from The Lost Collector. It's numbered 005/500 too :). Thanks man :)!
As always thanks for stopping by and take care :).