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.
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.
(Photo: Associated Press)
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