The new Yankee Stadium opened today.
Before the game, Bernie Williams performed on the field. (This isn't it, but it's what he played.)
Kelly Clarkson sang the first National Anthem at the new stadium.
Yogi Berra threw out the first Ceremonial First Pitch at the new stadium.
Derek Jeter was the first Yankee to bat at the new stadium. (very fitting since he had the final at bat in the old stadium.)
Jorge Posada hit the first home run in the new stadium.
Oh. And the Yankees lost their first game in the new stadium.
It would have been better if it had been the Red Sox who beat them, but that's all pretty close to perfection anyway.
Edited to Add: As GF has mentioned before, I'm easily influenced. So, of course, I just went on line and bought two tickets for the Red Sox/Yankees game on Monday, May, 4th. We'll be sitting in the front row of the "Membership Club". (See it in red there in the left field corner?)
I have no idea whether or not these will be good seats or not, but I do know two things. First of all, the seats were highly reasonable in price (much less than a bunch of the other seats that were available). And second...the membership club has waiter service. So, no matter how good or bad the seats may be, someone will be bringing my my $12 hot dogs. Yessssssss!