Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Mo! Last opening night at the real Yankee Stadium, 4/1/08
Words from NY Daily News' Mike Lupica:
- "Mo Rivera threw his first pitch to Lyle Overbay and there were lights from cameras all over the ballpark, the kind you see on the first pitch of the game, not in the ninth.
- One out in the ninth.
Fly ball to Melky, strictly routine this time.
- Two outs.
"Let's Go Yankees!" chants rocked the place.
- Rivera busted one in on Scutaro's hands, the kind of pitch he has thrown a thousand times in the ninth inning, and Scutaro beat it to Robinson Cano at second, and it was over.
The night shouldn't have been nearly this loud, this exciting. It was. Whole 'nother place. Still."