Yankees Open 109th Season Today In The Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The boys from the Bronx are back, as the New York Yankees open their 109th season Thursday versus the Detroit Tigers.

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(Photo/Juliet Papa)

The third season at the new stadium kicked off with a 1:05 p.m. game. Gates opened to ticket holders at 11:00 a.m., and festivities began around 12:30 p.m.

The gray skies couldn’t stop diehard fans from heading out to catch the action.

“Even with the weather being dreary it’s opening day. You just throw that out the window,” Andrew Lennane said. “As long as the Yankees are playing it’s a great day.”

One man was at the stadium with his 4-year-old son for the boy’s first-ever Yankees game. “It could snow, rain we’re still going to be here,” the father said.

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Five-time all-star Mike Mussina joined his former teammates before the first at-bat and threw out the first pitch.

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Actress and singer Haley Swindal sang the National Anthem, and a giant flag was unfurled by 75 West Point cadets.

During the seventh-inning stretch, Michael Minarik of Broadway’s Rock of Ages will perform “God Bless America.”

Any predictions for the season? Sound off in our comments section.

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    Boston # 1

  • Louis Carabini

    You have to strategically plan what games will have batting practice what days will be best for getting autographs. Sometimes a player will toss a ball up to you if your one of the first ones there and ask nicely. That way if a ball lands in your area most likely its yours..JULIA-There will be little things like that at every ball park.

  • Ellen

    Well from a Red Sox fan here up in Lowell Mass. Hope the baseball season will be one great season for all. Lets just pray we do have the weather to accommodate Opening Day. Both in New York and Boston.

  • Tom

    April baseball means very little, it’s all about how you play in August and September.

  • The Bronx Bomber

    This is the first season since 1996 that the Yankees are considered “Underdogs” (and the end result was great for Yankee fans), I like the fact that everyone is picking the BoSox to win the AL, the pressure is now on the them.

  • Derek4real02

    Yankees baseball is back baby!

  • Carlos Liriano

    play ball, the good times are back

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