Allow us to set the scene for you. The night before, Serena was in a wedding. She returned to her abode at roughly 1 am and spent the next hour removing her bridesmaid dress and all of the pins in her hair. Then, at 8 am, she taught a yoga class. Needless to say, by the time our Fantastic Four got together, we were moving a bit slowly. We arrived at Yankee Stadium in the midst of Joe Torre Day. You may think that it's an abomination for 3 genuine Yankees fans and one fake one to be late to something as "important" as Joe Torre Day, but we don't really care. Serena thinks he's a bit of a Gossip Girl anyway.
On hand for the ceremony were Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill, Tino Martinez, and Andy Pettitte. Also on hand were a bunch of Yankees Classics that we don't really care about - like Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui. Posada seems to be into spray tanning now.
Our seats with the charity were located in Section 434a in the last row. We narrowly missed being stuck in the non-alcoholic section (433). That would've been terrible.
We managed to survive a solid two innings without eating. After that, things got hairy. Stephanie and Herv ordered grilled chicken sandwiches and shared a large fry platter for a total of $20.
Lisa got a hot Italian sausage (a sandwich, not a man) and a collectible beer cup for $19.50 whereas Serena ordered the chicken slider bucket for $20...for herself. And no one else. Pretty confident that she got the most for her $20. 5 sliders and a plethora of fries. Fries to the heart's content! Lisa was impressed with Serena's stomach capacity.
In the bottom of the 4th, the Yankees scored a bunch. Lisa took excellent notes on the situation until she dropped her cell phone down a flight of stairs. We watched pieces of it fly off each time it connected with the concrete. Serena didn't stop shoveling fries into her mouth once. It was like watching the most captivating movie you'd ever seen - you know, something on par with Fletch or Fletch Lives.
Luckily for Lisa, the phone survived with minor damage. Notice how Lisa proudly carries the pieces of her phone in her hands.
As you can see in the photos, we had awesome weather. Our seats were in the wind zone, hence the sweatshirts. Only 5 rows down, the temperature was drastically warmer. Everyone in our row moved down, but we're not sissies, so we stuck it out. We took advantage of Herv's go-go-gadget arms and took a bunch of selfies.
Herv took a bunch of selfies of himself, which we've dubbed "Hervies." He takes a lot of them, mostly at the gym, and then posts them to Instagram. Here we are trying to take our own version of the Hervie (start hashtagging this - it's going to be an epic trend):
In the top of the 7th, with the Yankees winning 5-3, we realized that Lisa is a terrible scorekeeper because there were hardly any notes in our diary. Therefore, we decided to get Serena's TrapperKeeper stamped (Lisa forgot hers again...like a real a-hole).
This marks her 2nd MLB stamp in a stadium journey that has taken her to 22 active ballparks.
August 23, 2014: visit to Yankee Stadium. False. More like 30th visit. Failure pile. Herv snapped a photo of us on our return:
Lisa was displeased about having to go up the stairs at the Stadium AGAIN. And also, she was annoyed that she'd have to get her TrapperKeeper stamped in the 2015 season (most likely - we don't have any current plans to hit another Yankees game between now and the end of the season, unless the Yankees make an epic run at the Wild Card. Plus, we'll be in Florida for the last two weeks of the season anyway).
The score remained unchanged, giving the Yankees their second win in the series. Maybe if they played this efficiently all season, they wouldn't be in the hunt for the Wild Card. Instead, they would've had the opportunity to clinch the division, but NOOOOOO. They have to make everything difficult.