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Lasting Yankee Stadium Memory #13
2008-09-20 07:00
by Alex Belth
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By Pete Abraham

There is not one in particular moment I remember.

I've attended roughly 200 games at Yankee Stadium since I started covering the team in 2006 and they all seem to blend in. The best part of the day is walking from the elevator on the loge level, down the concourse, into the press box and sitting down in my seat in the front row.

I always pause a minute to look around and soak it in. When they're playing a big game, the skies are clear and the fans are buzzing, it's intoxicating.

I became a sportswriter when I was 17 because I loved the idea of communicating the details of something that matters to people. Baseball always drew me in because it was the one sport people had passion for all year.

Yankee Stadium is the front office of baseball, the best venue in the game. Where else does baseball matter more? I feel tremendously fortunate every time I sit down and look around. At that moment, there is nowhere else in the world I would rather be. That's my favorite memory, no matter how many times it repeats.

Pete Abraham covers the Yankees for The Journal News.

2008-09-20 16:21:34
1.   Sliced Bread
You do great work, Pete. Your blog is essential reading. We're fortunate to have a writer as dedicated as you in the press box.

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