This comes courtesy of LoHud:
You read correctly - they are introducing inanimate objects; the old mound and home plate. Fear not, loyal NSI readers, we don't plan on publishing an article about Linda Ruth Tosetti's unhappiness because the Babe Ruth monument wasn't the first inanimate object announced at the old new Yankee Stadium. Or will we?
Schedule of events:
10 a.m.: Gates open
12:10 p.m.: West Point Band performs in center field
12:30 p.m.: Introduction of Yankees alumni, introduction of home plate and mound from old Stadium
12:42 p.m.–12:53 p.m.: Baseline introductions
12:53 p.m.: Introduction of giant American flag, unfurled by West Point cadets.
12:53:30 p.m.: Flyover introduction, 174th Fighter Wing
12:54 p.m.: Presentation of colors by NYPD/FDNY Color Guard
12:54:30 p.m.: National anthem by Kelly Clarkson
12:56 p.m.: National Anthem, F-16C flyover
1:01 p.m.: Ceremonial first pitch: Yogi Berra
1:04 p.m.: Umpires and managers to home plate
1:06 p.m.: Yankees take the field
1:08 p.m.: First pitch