Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

I took a date to twin bill in Bronx in '76, and my mom!

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My Friday newspaper column has a baseball theme in general and a strong dose of the Yankee Stadium finale in particular.

That includes ESPN's and YES' plans for the evening, and the going rate for ducats on StubHub.

I also explain why Ron Darling could end up covering the ALCS and NLCS simultaneously.

Don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with my personal Yankee Stadium memories. Well, maybe a few.

I never saw the original stadium.

I attended several games in 1976, including a Sept. 12 doubleheader against the Tigers - complete game shutout by Fidrych in opener - that I attended with a date . . . and my mother! I needed the ride.

I watched Ron Guidry beat the Twins on July 4, 1985, got home at 1 a.m. and still got to see three hours of the Mets-Braves game on TV.

A month later, I was there for Tom Seaver's 300th victory and saw Phil Rizzuto get run over by a cow. And saw the brother of a friend I was sitting with pour his beer on an obnoxious 12-year-old in the row in front of us.

I covered many games in the early 1990s, and spent many a late evening in the manager's office watching Stump Merrill stare forlornly into a plate of pasta.

I took my daughters to their first major league game on May 14, 2006.

I talked to Bobby Murcer on Opening Day in 2007.

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