Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Home Run Derby
WOW!!!! What an awesome time we had at the Home Run Derby. If any of you watched it on tv, you know we saw a record broken. It was soooo cool to see so many great players, young and old, all together warming up in one place. I wish a Yankee (Giambi or A-Rod) had participated in the Derby but it was still fun even though there wasn't a Yankee in it. Watching Josh Hamilton smash home run after home run way out in the bleachers and upper deck was so awesome and the crowd went nuts chanting his name and the whole place felt like it was shaking. It was definitely the perfect event to close out the last year at Yankee Stadium. On Tuesday, we went back into the city and watched the Red Carpet Parade down 6th Ave. We were able to get a front row standing spot so everyone went within a few feet of us. We saw most of the All Stars plus Hall of Fame greats such as Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Joe Morgan, Ozzie Smith, Rollie Fingers, Cal Ripken, Mike Schmidt, and the list goes on and on. I got pictures of most all of them except the Red Sox players because I refused to take pictures of them. I may put a slide show on here or maybe a link to one somewhere else. Anyway, we had such a great time and thank the Lord for allowing us to be able to go and experience it.