With the move coming up, Matt and I have been trying to be more frugal in our spending – eating out less, going out to drink less, etc. In line with that effort, we also decided to hold off from going to a Yankee game so far this season. Although tickets aren’t always too pricey, it’s the rest of the experience that gets expensive – the beers, the hot dogs, the snacks… all that good stuff.
But now that spring weather is FINALLY here, we found ourselves itching to get to a game. Earlier this week, I decided to “just look” at the Stubhub ticket prices for the Yankees Red Sox series. Low and behold, grandstand tickets (aka nosebleed seats) were totally reasonable. So, we decided to go for it – not only was the weather supposed to be gorgeous, but it was YANKEES RED SOX, the greatest rivalry in baseball between the (current) two best teams.
The weather did not disappoint – it was a beautiful evening for game two of the series. The Yankees had won the night before, and we were praying that we’d see another win that night. We did our best to maintain the previously stated frugality and significantly (well… slightly) cut back on the food and beers we bought at the stadium. It’s always going to be expensive, but it’s all part of the fun. Plus, girl’s gotta eat.
In the end, we decided to leave in the eighth inning while the Red Sox were ahead. We had a long train ride back to Hoboken and I HATE crowds – the stadium was at capacity, so we knew the trains would be insanity on the way home. As we stood on the 4 train heading downtown, Matt checked his phone and immediately muttered, “I am so sorry.”
Worried, I thought the game was already over and the Yanks had lost. But when he showed me the ESPN notification, I understood his remorse. Aaron Judge had hit a home run. Now, if you know me at all you know I love Aaron Judge, and all I want is to see him homer in person. Even though it sucks that we missed it, in the end I would much rather have left before a Yankee victory (yes, they ended up winning) than stay late for a Yankee loss – ESPECIALLY against Boston.
All in all, it was the perfect night for baseball, and hopefully the next time we attend Aaron will be on his game and hit a homer our way!