Oh, what a night!

My agenda:
  • 6am-ish: wake-up, still groggy from the Bon Jovi concert the night before
  • 12:30pm: leave the office, head to the Bronx
  • 1:20pm: pay my $30 to park at the Stadium
  • 1:30pm: tip the parking guy $10 to get a prime parking spot for a quick getaway
  • 1:45pm: Get on 4 train back to NYC. Train was clean, air-conditioned and nothing like you have read/heard about. My brother was at the parade, getting a few pics.
  • 2:30pm: Meet my brother at his company’s hospitality gathering. Tasty beef-on-a-stick. Got to meet Gaylord Perry, Fergie Jenkins, George Foster, Mitch Williams and Jim Bouton. All autographed an all-star game ball, which looks great.
  • 4:30pm: Get on 4 train to head back to the Bronx. Same experience, everyone was friendly, happy to be on the “Iron Horse”. A/C was working, which was nice, too.
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Walking around the outside of the Stadium, oogling the new Stadium. The freaks were out, too.
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Images of FanFest 2008

Me and the Queen of ESPN/the Blogosphere (PS: she couldn’t have been any nicer)

My boys and Erin (they’ll thank me later. Also, that’s a 2003 National League All Star jersey, #5 Pujols)

A few jerseys from the Hall Of Fame exhibit:

World Series trophy 2008

From the Thurman Munson auction:

My boys at one of the clinics (the guy in the light blue polo is Fred Lynn)

Artist Charles Fazzino’s ceremonial bases that will be on the field during the HR Derby Monday night:

And some other shots from the day (2nd picture is Whitey Ford):

UPDATE

: We met reporter Willie Bans from MLB.com while we were having our own baseball cards made up (my name on the card: Pudge McBadknees, catcher #15) and he was kind enough to include us in his article:

Meanwhile, Jake, 8, and Zach, 5, posed in Yankees jerseys for photos to be placed on their own baseball cards.

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