After an absence of 40-50 years (he is not sure), pop returned to yankee stadium for the Aug 18 yankees vs Detroit game. In his past, he is sure he saw Mantle. and then also he went to the famous Lou Gehrig “luckiest man” tribute game. nice.
Pop endured without complaint a 3 hour commute to the game (train ahead of us stuck in tunnel under Hudson), then the D train thru 59th, and up to 161st street. He is a tough traveler. My biggest concern was that we not lose each other in the crowds.
The stadium was very nice. Modern, clean , with HDTV and apparently a rainbow at every game (see pictures). The yanks won . I think. As we both had trouble following the action. There is so much to look at. we did see a few homers. a triple. and no A-Rod (which pleased pop) …. we skipped the $9 beers.
We followed up the game with a lovely commute back, arriving back around 1am…. No one stayed up to greet us.