The love of going to a Yankee game is also shared with Michael. So taking our child to Yankee Stadium was a day we have been looking forward to experiencing since I was pregnant. There would be no doubt which team he or she would be rooting for. After all, Hannah will be a fourth generation Yankee fan in our family. We're such Yankees fans, that when we found out we could see the Mets play in early May with Center for Hearing and Communication, both of our first reactions was "No way would Hannah's first baseball game be with the Mets" and immediately bought Yankee tickets for a game before the Mets.
We left for the Stadium bright and early on Saturday. It would be Hannah's first subway ride too. We navigated all the stairs at the 59th Street subway stop and got out in the Boogie Down. Like in 1977, the day was beautiful, bright and sunny. We were like kids in a candy store, excited to share with Hannah Yankee lore and Lobel's. We got to our seats about 20 minutes before the first pitch, took our photos and ate our lunch. Hannah was asleep by the first pitch.
Hannah woke up by the fourth inning, but the Yankee bats were still asleep. Hannah didn't seem to mind. She just has a zest for life and started her waving and smiling. What a ham. By the 9th inning, with the Yankee down 7-1, Yankee Stadium was quiet except for Hannah, a true Yankee fan.