Sunday, August 24, 2014

White Sox at Yankees 8-23-14

Yesterday, we had tickets to the Yankees/White Sox game because of our selfless acts of kindness. People should really reward us more often. You might be asking yourselves, "what act of kindness did you perform this time? Really, girls, you do so many good deeds. Where do you find the time?" Well, what can we say? We're just inherently good people. On this particular circumstance, we registered to run in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to The Towers Foundation Run being held on September 28th. The run follows the path firefighter Stephen Siller took on September 11th from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel where he left his truck to the towers when the first plane hit. Since this will be the worst run - physically, mentally, and emotionally - in the history of runkind, the Foundation included a ticket to a Yankees' game with our registration fee. At least, that's what we like to think. Joining us at the game was Stephanie (you might remember her from the Damon Runyon 5K post) and Herv. Herv's been featured on the blog a few times, but it was so long ago that it would be way too time consuming for us to go find where that might be. Just know that he's there. 

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 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. 

The end.


  1. Michael David has left a new comment on your post "White Sox at Yankees 8-23-14": 

    Holy crap that chicken slider bucket looks yummy. Glad you girls had good weather for the game, and it looks like you had a fun time as usual. 
    You're right, the Fletch movies are pretty hilarious.
    Best of luck in your run next month. 

  2. yay for food and stuffing your face with food pics!

    food video not far behind! :P