Baseball: NY Yankees v. Texas Rangers
from way up on high . . . Somewhere down there the NY Yankees are playing the Texas Rangers. This is as close as I get to the action that is Derek Jeter. Crowd to the left, crowd to the right Before I knew it, it was high fives and all over . . . Yankees won. Waiting for the train . . . . . . . .
Thanks for sights. Left from Staten Island for Miami in 1954 at 5 years old. Now have doo doo Marlins. I have a Jeeter shirt. YANKEES NOW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!
The places our parents take us to . . . do you manage to get back to NY often, or at least see the Yankees play down there?
Full disclosure of ignorance and general confusion: Do the Yankees play against the Marlins or are they pitted against the Mets, and who plays the Tampa Bay Rays?
These are great. I’m a Yankee fan stuck in CA, but watch all the games on DirecTV. I once had Derek smile at me at a game in Oakland!
Wow, a smile from Derek Jeter – you must have had great seats! I don’t know how long you are stuck out in CA for but I do have a soft spot for the SF Giants . . .
They were seats from my husband’s law firm, very close to the field. Stuck in CA for another year or so, and then moving to New Hampshire.
Stuck in CA – could be a good story in this!
My fiction is NYC-based, although you’re right that there’s a story here too. I’ve been stuck here since 1983. I’m definitely an East Coast girl.
I would love to read your fiction! I enjoy reading your posts, often wishing they were the stuff of fiction but alas . . .
I have a novel in draft (about 500 pages!) I keep promising myself to get back to and fix. At some point, I’d be delighted to share stuff with you.
That is so much hard work already and all best with the re-draft. Please know how much I am restraining myself from asking so many questions. Thank you so much for the future share – in your own good time!
Just amazing! All those thousands of people. It’s like you’re living the days of the Roman Coliseum! Well, of course, not with all the lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!
Funny you should say that about the Coliseum because that is exactly how it felt, particularly with the design of the new stadium. It was all great fun!
Lovely feel with those shots, PK. I particularly like the ‘aftershots’, of the emptying stadium, and the golden glow of the street shots. Well done!
Thank you Gaynor, you would have loved it! We were late to the game – rain delayed the start (8.45pm . . .), we kept thinking it was going to be cancelled but with prepaid tickets to paradise what choice did we have but to get on that train and head on up to the Bronx!
I love that tough Texas talk!
LOL. It’s only fair we let the Yankees win one every now and then… 🙂
Fantastic essay, Patti! I absolutely love your composition – a couple of these are real Yes moments, and I like it that the emptiness can be as thrilling as the crowd.
Thank you Richard, it is a spectacular place with all the fun of the fair. I am only sorry I couldn’t include a soundtrack of the organ music!
hope you enjoyed every bit 🙂
An experience to remember, thank you Joshi!
The thrill and sights of the game. Exciting post. I wish one day I get to be in a place like this. Thanks.
Do hope you ad your family get to NYC one day IT!
WOW! what a gallery!
Thank you Frizz! I know so little about baseball but it was all good fun!
Beautiful shots. I’m not into baseball and wasn’t aware there was more than one Derrick Jeter. Cool. (Sorry I’ve been so absent… long weird summer) I missed your lyrical photography)
Alan, lovely to see you here and even better to be enjoying your pithy observations particularly now in this extra generous time of GOP giving… Hope time settles soon to become less weird!
Great selection of shots capturing the atmosphere of going to ‘The ball Game’. I love the emptying stadium with the single fans loitering here and there to savour the last moments. The fans walking home beneath the train tracks are great 🙂
Whilst it’s very much like going to a Premier League football match at Arsenal or Manchester United – need to wash my hands after typing those words 😉 – It bears no relationship to the match I’ll be going to this afternoon where most of us wil bestanding withing 3 feet of the pitch and exchanging some banter with the players 🙂
American sport does its best to keep the fans (women, men and so many children) entertained at ALL times. Vendors walk around selling BEER if you can’t be bothered getting out of your seat and making it to one of the nearby bars for the larger size, not to mention the hot dogs, fries and crackerjack. Oh, and then there’s the game. What’s not to love!
Hope your team made it a good day out for you!
They did – we won 1- 0 against Carshalton 🙂
It only takes one ball in the right place, well done!
Guy’s foot in photo 3 makes the picture! And I especially LOVE the shots of the crowd dispersing.
Only thing wrong — the Yankees won.
Signed: Unreconstructed Brooklynite who still roots for the Brooklyn Dodgers and HATES the Yankees. Some histories never die —
If it is any consolation Judith it was a close game, or so I am reliably informed. As an unreconstructed Brooklynite does this mean you support the SF Giants, perhaps even the Red Sox? Mets? Or simply anyone but the Yankees?
I support —- the Brooklyn Dodgers before they left Brooklyn and broke my heart along with a million other hearts. The Mets are okay, I guess, but a pale sort-of substitute.
And to fill you in on ancient history, Brooklyn version — I loathe the Giants (the New York variety, the SF are ersatz) equally with the Yankees, or perhaps even a tad more, their being in the same league and all.
If for some reason you ever want the straight scoop (superbly written) about growing up in the Fifties in metro New York, historian and biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote the definitive account in her own memoir, Wait Till Next Year.
Judith, I hear your heartbreak and please forgive me for my pig ignorance in thinking you could transfer allegiance after such devotion. I am a hopeless team fan, they all blend in to me. For years my family has had to put up with me getting them all mixed up and patiently they explain it to me all over again. My soft spot for the SF Giants came about from the time we spent in SF during those exciting play-offs to get to the World Series against Texas. As an outside observer (!) I am a huge sucker for the dramatic developments of players, plot and atmosphere. I suppose some people might get the same thrill from an opera!
Thank you for the recommendation which I will definitely search out!
My sister would be SO jealous, Ms. K…
she’s a huge Yankee (and Derek Jeter) fan!!!
SiG, I feel so bad . . . but at least your sister would have been very happy with the result!
Wow! Great pictures Patti. You have captured every single moment and the emotions of crowd and players with these pictures. Great work. 🙂
Thank you Arindam! I would have had a better view of the game watching it at home on the TV but it was fun being part of the crowd!
Great post Patti ,Stunning images I really love that game…Thanks for shring my friend 🙂
Thanks Jake! Do you have a favourite team?
I`m just watching who`s gonna win after nine innings, but I`m using cleveland cap right now if you see me in person I love to wear baseball cap all the time lol 🙂
Hello Cleveland 🙂
I love how you see the world…and how you make everything glow.
I don’t know what to say, thank you Odette!
I like these images Patti, especially the one of the sleeping guy… How can one sleep at the place like this with all the fuss and noise around!?
“The old ball game!”
I love that part of the game!
I am not the least bit interested in sport, but I always find the electric atmosphere in stadiums very exciting. Up to a point though, then I would end up like that guy in no. 7 😀 All superb shots Patti!
Thank you Madhu, so pleased to know I am not on my own! I have been known to take a good book with me to some events but it is so much more fun with a camera.
I am the LAST person who would claim to be a fan of the game. But your images are downright incredible – original – and intriguing. Really well done!
To be honest, I WAS the last person! I was only there because of a spare ticket but I would happily go again. So pleased you enjoyed the shots, thank you mobious!