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It's Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

Yankee NEW YORK -- After calling The House That Ruth Built its home for 85 years, the Yankees have moved across the street and I'll be on hand for their first official game today as they meet the Indians in the new Yankee Stadium (left).

It's a huge pitching matchup between the last two Cy Young Award winners -- ex-Indian CC Sabathia of the Yanks and Cliff Lee of the Tribe. Ex-Bison Grady Sizemore is expected to be the first batter.

You can watch it all on YES, with the pregame show starting at noon and the game starting in the 1:05 range. It's also on the MLB Network -- with Bob Costas doing the play-by-play -- but that broadcast is likely to be blacked out in Buffalo. I say likely because I assumed the ESPN telecast of the Citi Field opener was going to be blacked out here Monday but it wasn't.

Here's some reading material for you to get the morning started:

The section on the stadium on the Yankees' official Web site has all kinds of info, videos, etc. You could spend quite a bit of time there and read nothing else. Pretty definitive.

The New York Daily News will have full coverage at its main Yankees link. And among all the words and pictures the paper will put out in print and online, the interactive tour is awesome.

On Sunday, the New York Times had this gut-busting look at what you could get for $10,600 -- the total for four premium seats to one Yankees game. Yes, one. They're $2,650 apiece.

Check back later as game time approaches. We'll keep you updated on the game itself and will also be doing plenty of walking around The House That Jeter Built.

---Mike Harrington

(Photo: Associated Press)

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | [email protected]


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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