Seems like the Yankees can't have a big moment at the Stadium without the Rays
The big news out of the Bronx this morning involves the Rays. Of course it does. The Yankees can’t seem to have a big moment at Yankee Stadium without the Rays being in town.
There was …
Derek Jeter’s 3000th hit (July 9, 2011)
Mariano Rivera’s final appearance. (Sept. 26, 2013)
The day the plaque for the late George Steinbrenner was unveiled in Monument Park. (Sept. 21, 2010)
Also the first game the Yankees played in 2010 after the passing Steinbrenner and legendary PA announcer Bob Sheppard. (July 16, 2010)
The first game played at old Yankee Stadium after 9/11. (Sept. 25, 2011)
Hideki Matsui’s retirement ceremony. (July 28, 2013)
Jeter tying Lou Gehrig for the most hits by a Yankee. (Sept. 10, 2009)
Plus three Old Timers Days, which is still a big deal in New York.
So, naturally, Alex Rodriguez’s last game before receiving his unconditional release will be Friday when the Rays open a three-game series at the Stadium.
And let’s not forget the first time MLB used replay to review a home run happened at the Trop in 2008 on a ball hit by A-Rod.