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What are your Yankees Opening Day traditions?

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Opening Day is almost here! Let’s see how our community celebrates.

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If you’re reading this, congratulations! You survived the world’s longest offseason. We’re just one day removed from real, meaningful games. The Yankees will take the field at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and begin their chase for a 28th world championship. Oh, how we’ve missed you, baseball.

To get in the spirit, I took to social media to ask what Yankees fans do for Opening Day. I kept the parameters deliberately wide. It could be something from home or at the ballpark. Yankee Stadium home openers count, too. Here are some of our favorite submissions from around the Pinstripe Alley community.

Evelyn writes:

“Listening to ‘Take Me out to the Ballgame’. I swear to God, it tears me up. Plus, I have to watch Baseball, the documentary, a little before hand. Woot woot! I am off that day.”

Have you considered the rendition performed by Bernie Williams? It comes with the Pinstripe Alley seal of approval. Also, bravo for getting through Ken Burns’ series each season. It’s enjoyable, but wow, that’s a marathon.

I hope that jersey doesn’t have a name on the back of it.

There’s nothing better than catching the game with family. It doesn’t matter where you live or how you spend the day. Watching the Yankees with your loved ones, that’s all that matters.

I mean it, there’s nothing like watching the Yankees with family. Young or old, it doesn’t matter. Opening Day is that special of an occasion.

Chuck, you are truly living your best life. I have two very important questions for you. First, what time should we show up? Second, and most important, are hot dogs sandwiches? Answer wisely, my friend.

Now that’s dedication. It’s hard to beat taking in the first game of the year at Yankee Stadium. That 1996 squad turned out to be pretty memorable, too. It all started on a snowy day in the Bronx. We even wrote a story about it last year!

I have a feeling that Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton jerseys will be pretty popular this year. You can’t go wrong with Gary Sanchez, either. Good to see your priorities are in order, though.

Who the heck watches baseball on Opening Day?

Marty writes:


Sign me up for that!

Now that you’ve read what other fans do, it’s time to ask what you think. What are your Opening Day traditions? Do you do anything special? Let us know in the comment section!