Mark Teixeira hit two home runs today as the Yanks rolled over the Cubbies to end the pre-season. And as such things go, it was a succesful spring for the Bombers.
It was overcast, windy and brisk in the Bronx this afternoon but that aside it was a fine time for those who stuck around, getting their first look at the new stadium. What’s not to enjoy about an old fashioned beat down? The Bleacher Creatures picked up their first inning roll call right where they left off last season, and from behind home plate, they sound louder than ever (and, they capped off the call with the de riguer “Box Seats Suck” chant proving that some things remain the same). In all, it was a small taste of what’s to come at the stadium.
Opening Day in a few weeks should be a carnival of excitement. Big BIG BIG. It will be the first time I’ve ever been to season opener and despite my initial reservations about the brightness and busyness of the new stadium experience, there’s no other place that I’d rather be.