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Go Yankees!

Two letters left in the A-Z Challenge. I’m sure you figured out my Y would stand for Yankee Stadium by now. Right? I would hope so, considering I’m from the Bronx and  happen to be a New York Yankees fan! 🙂 I believe I’ve posted that before.

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My dad used to take me to Yankee Stadium pretty often, not to see the Yankees though. He wasn’t a baseball fan. Papi was a European football fan, or soccer, as we call it here in the states.


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Back in the day when we were still living on Jerome Avenue, he’d take me to see the New York Cosmos, who played out of Yankee Stadium  during their 1976 season. Pelé was their star player and me and Papi were huge fans.

We used to go to the park across the street and practice our soccer moves while Mami used to sit on a blanket under a tree and watch. Not many of my friends were into soccer much, so it was only me and Papi for a while until we made some new friends at that very same park. That’s a story for another day.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I didn’t see my Yanks, I did… Just not with Papi. Every so often during baseball season, I’d be offered an extra ticket in the bleachers if Mami gave the okay. It was pretty sweet living walking distance to the stadium.

Did you know that the following people were born in the Bronx?

  1. Yannetti, Robert – Actor, Assistant Director, Director (1953-2011)
  2. Yellen, Sherman – Playwriter, Screenwriter

Are you a fan of baseball or soccer? Who’s your team? Do you, or did you ever play at all?



19 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge – YANKEE STADIUM

  1. I’m a big Yankee fan too, Eva! It’s nice that our team is doing well right now.I hardly ever miss watching their games on TV. Thanks for sharing your memories with us.


  2. Not into sports Eva. However, Matt was big on soccer and even tried out for a big team in the UK. Unfortunately he tore the cartilage in his knee so that put him out of professional soccer completely. This was way before the big salaries anyway. At the time the top English player was only earning about £8 a week, maybe about $20. Possibly a bit more. He played sports of one kind or another all his life.


    • That’s a shame, GMD. I still like soccer and watch the World Cup from time to time when it’s on. Other than that, I’m more into baseball and American football. I still watch gymnastics and figure skating during the Olympics, though. 🙂


  3. Played soccer as a kid up until high school and I watch World Cup when it’s on. Not much of a baseball fan. I grew up in an American Football house. Specifically, NY Giants. Very cool that you lived close to the stadium. Means parking wasn’t an issue. 🙂


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