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