Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Yankee Stadium (and Joe Mauer), here I come!

It has become a tradition for me to go to at least one Yankee game a year, which is not always an easy thing to swing, considering how expensive ticket prices are - c'mon, Steinbrenners! Don't you make enough money charging me $12 for a beer????

The tradition has also been to go to a game where the visiting team is the Minnesota Twins - if you're asking why, you obviously don't read my blog on a regular basis. Last year, I didn't get to see my favorite homegrown Minnesota boy while he was in town, but yesterday I bought my tickets to see Joe Mauer - er, I mean, the New York Yankees - play. Unfortunately, the Twins are here very early in the season - the game is April 18th. I prefer something during the summer AND during the day, but I'll take what I can get. I went to TWO Yanks v. Twins games two years ago and actually wore a Joe Mauer jersey to one of them. It was surprising how many Twins fans I encountered on the subway AND how many Yankees fans did not heckle me (it wasn't a Boston Red Sox jersey, after all), but I did confuse a group of guys at the Stadium who stopped to ask me why I was wearing a Mauer shirt but a Yankees cap. As I tell my boyfriend, I'm a girl - don't try to figure me out.

Speaking of the boyfriend, I'm bringing him to the game. I figured two years in to the relationship, it's about time my real boyfriend and baseball boyfriend meet. And while the boyfriend always accuses me of being a Joe Mauer fan most of all, I tell him this - I root for Joe Mauer to do awesome in every game (yes, I cheer for him when he's at bat at Yankee Stadium), but I always, ALWAYS want the Yanks to win!



  1. Yankees hands down. Boston is 2nd but not nearly like the Yanks. People are probably giving Yankees tickets away because they are a horrible team. In general I hate New York teams the most though- especially the Jets.

  2. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.