Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Schedule Of Events For New Yankee Stadium Opening Day 2009

Remember, be in your seats by noon!

This comes courtesy of LoHud:

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

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?
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