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Yankee Fan Drops Bomb on GF—and Engagement Ring

But did Andrew Fox make the save?

(Newser) - If Red Sox fans didn't have enough to taunt Yankees fans about, Tuesday's game between the two rivals offered more ammunition. A Pennsylvania man decked out in pinstripes decided to propose to his girlfriend at Yankee Stadium, and he had his stunt all worked out, down to getting... More »

Yankees Honor Boston With Fenway Anthem

MLB teams pay tribute with 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - The New York Yankees paid a touching tribute to the home of their arch-rivals last night by playing unofficial Red Sox anthem "Sweet Caroline" at Yankee Stadium at the end of the third inning against Arizona. There was also a pregame moment of silence for Boston bombing victims and... More »

Cameron Diaz-Obsessed Fan Busts Into Yankees Game

Grim LeRogue wanted to confront A-Rod about the 'white queen'

(Newser) - You’ve got to be pretty crazy to run onto a baseball field during a game, but Grim LeRogue is, arguably, crazier than most. LeRogue was carrying a picture of Alex Rodriguez with a gun pointed at his head and the note, “You have to go bud, you’ve... More »

Iconic Yankees Announcer Bob Sheppard Dead at 99

'Voice of God' introduced stars from DiMaggio to Jeter in 5-decade-plus career

(Newser) - Bob Sheppard, the public-address announcer who welcomed generations of fans to Yankee Stadium in a career that spanned more than 55 years, has died at 99, the team announced today. Reggie Jackson nicknamed Sheppard "The Voice of God," and a recording of his voice continued to announce Derek... More »

NY Yankees to Fans: Ditch the Vuvuzelas

Security boots fan who sneaked one in

(Newser) - They may embrace those annoying, deafening, disease-spreading vuvuzelas over in South Africa, but the guys at Yankee Stadium aren't having any of it, reports the New York Daily News. Stadium security jumped on an enterprising fan who sneaked several horns into Tuesday's game, eventually kicking him out—though he swears... More »

Yankee Stadium Outlaws iPads

Have one on you, and you won't be let in

(Newser) - Looks like booze isn't the only thing baseball fans will be sneaking into Yankee Stadium this summer: iPads have been declared a no-no there under its "no laptops" security policy. Sure, it's sort of a silly issue, notes Mashable : Sit in a sunny spot and the glare will render... More »

Want a Yankees Ticket? Shell Out $1,000

Sky high prices at Yankee Stadium are record for resellers

(Newser) - The average fan might need a loan to snap up one of the thousands of tickets available for tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. The cheapest seats are going for $550 online, the Daily News reports, but the online average is above $1,000. Resale... More »

Yanks Charge Into World Series

Pettitte sparks Game 6 victory; Phillies up next

(Newser) - The New York Yankees won their first pennant in 6 years tonight, beating the visiting Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, in Game 6 of the ALCS behind the savvy pitching of Andy Pettitte. New York hosts defending champion Philadelphia in the World Series opener Wednesday night. Cliff Lee is expected to... More »

Sabathia, Yankees Overpower Minnesota in Game 1

Jeter leads offensive assault as New York cruises 7-2

(Newser) - Derek Jeter and CC Sabathia got the New York Yankees off to a winning postseason start in their new ballpark—and even Alex Rodriguez broke out of his playoff rut against the Minnesota Twins. Jeter tied it with a two-run homer, Sabathia was the ace the Yankees signed him to... More »

Jeter Breaks Gehrig's Yankees Hits Mark

Shortstop, 35, adds another as rain holds off long enough for game to become official

(Newser) - Derek Jeter broke the New York Yankees' hit record held by Lou Gehrig for more than seven decades, singling to right field in the third inning of tonight's game against visiting Baltimore.That gave the shortstop 2,722 hits, one more than Gehrig. Jeter, 35, added an RBI single in... More »

Yanks: OK to Use Restroom During God Bless America

(Newser) - The fan kicked out of Yankee Stadium last August for trying to use the bathroom during God Bless America won a moral victory (and a payday) today, NY1 reports, with the Yankees and New York City settling the man’s discrimination suit. The team publicly stated that it has no... More »

Yankee Stadium Too Small to Contain Long Balls

(Newser) - Home runs have been flying out of the new Yankee Stadium, and the weather isn't to blame, writes Tim Buckley of AccuWeather.com. The team says the new park has the same dimensions as the old digs, but the right field wall is actually up to 9 feet closer to... More »

Yanks' $1.5B Park a Big Strikeout So Far

New stadium draws small, bitter crowds, opponent home runs

(Newser) - With its $1.5 billion price tag, you’d think the new Yankee Stadium would be pretty much perfect, right? But even the most loyal fans are griping as the “Taj Mahal” isn’t turning out to be everything it promised. From outrageous ticket prices to questionable outfield dimensions,... More »

Outraged Taxpayers Not Going Out to Ball Game

(Newser) - New Yorkers would like to go out to the ball game, but the Wipons and Steinbrenners “have let their unfettered greed keep the fans at bay,” writes Allen Barra in the Wall Street Journal. Fans are outraged that their tax dollars have gone to fund stadiums they can’... More »

Suds Suck at New Yankee Stadium

(Newser) - You can get steak and sushi at the new Yankee Stadium, yet somehow beer fans are slumming it with the likes of Heineken, Stella Artois, and—God help us—Pabst Blue Ribbon? “I want some beers worthy of the team,” writes Eric Asimov in the New York Times.... More »

Yankees Slash Luxury Ticket Prices to Fill Empty Seats

Team red-faced after front rows left empty in new stadium

(Newser) - The New York Yankees are cutting top-end ticket prices up to 50% after the best seats in the team's new stadium proved too pricey even for big spenders, AP reports. The team hopes the reductions—on seats costing up to $2500 for front-row seats near home plate—will fill the... More »

Yanks Open Stadium, Then Get Clobbered

(Newser) - The New York Yankees pulled out all the stops in pregame ceremonies today to christen their new $1.5 billion stadium. Then they went and ruined things by playing baseball. The Indians routed the Yankees 10-2 after putting up nine runs in the 7th inning, the Daily News reports. "... More »

Booted for Unpatriotic Bathroom Trip, Yanks Fan Sues

Suit alleges cops chucked man from stadium for God Bless America trip

(Newser) - A fan manhandled out of Yankee Stadium for trying to go to the restroom while God Bless America played is suing the NYPD, the Yankees, and the city, Gawker reports. Bradford Campeau-Laurion—whose suit is backed by the New York Civil Liberties Union—charges that two cops, believed to be... More »

Yankees' New Stadium Takes a Bow

(Newser) - Players and fans checked out the new Yankee Stadium for the first time today, and they liked what they saw. "Wow! I'm in love," one fan who said he opposed the new ballpark told the New York Post. "They did a fantastic job." The $1.... More »

Posh New Stadiums Victims of Bad Timing

Recession means few takers for box seats for Yankees, Mets, Cowboys

(Newser) - When the Mets, the Yankees, and the Cowboys decided to build staggeringly expensive stadiums, they didn’t realize what kind of economy the arenas would open their doors to. The Wall Street Journal reports that the amenities-heavy fields, laden with luxury-boxes and steakhouses, are struggling to fill their swanky suites.... More »

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