The field of Yankee Stadium from the dugout.
Busy busy busy. That's what the past few weeks have been for me. Two weeks ago I was helping out with the new student orientation here, which was a ton of fun but very very tiring. I'm still recovering haha. Then after orientation, the returning students moved in and classes began! I feel like I have so much work already though...and it's only the first week. Maybe that's because I've had a break from homework for a while though haha. Hopefully it gets a little better from here.
The main reason for this blog is the picture above: Yankee Stadium. The Alumni Relations office sponsored a tour of Yankee Stadium for alumni and I was fortunate enough to be able to go as well. Three current students, including myself, were able to go on the trip because we are involved in the Lion Diplomats, which is a club on campus that encourages students to attend alumni events and to interact with alumni.
The tour of the stadium consisted of four main stops: Yankee museum, Monument Park, the Yankee dugout, and the Yankee clubhouse. I have pictures from these areas below, with the exception of the clubhouse because they would not let us take pictures down there. It was a really awesome tour and I was able to chat with some alumni, including a few that were still students when I was a freshman. I'm still a hardcore Phillies fan but it's hard not to appreciate Yankee Stadium and the organization because it has so much history behind it. Like I said before here are some pictures and I'll add short descriptions for each one. Enjoy!
Main gate of Yankee Stadium
This was in the Yankee Museum. They had 6 World Series trophies on display (one got cut off in the picture). There was tons of cool stuff in the museum...I could have literally spent hours in there.
This was in Monument Park. Here they had both retired numbers and plaques for some of the players. There are the retired numbers for Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Joe DiMaggio, 3 of the greatest Yankees on a very long list of greats.
This is one of the plaques out in Monument Park. This is another Yankee great, Mickey Mantle.
Carrie, another current student, and myself on the railing of the dugout. Don't we look like we belong?