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.
“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 wear a jersey all day long!— Gabriel Alejandro (@GabeAlexi12) March 27, 2018
I hope that jersey doesn’t have a name on the back of it.
My dad and I hit a sports bar here in Michigan so he can watch his beloved Yankees!— Tracy Hover (@TracyHover) March 27, 2018
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.
New for this year, soon to be favorite. Watching with the newest #Yankees fan, my daughter, from SF. Go Yankees!— William O'Neill (@WilliamFONeill) March 27, 2018
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.
Take the day off work and grill hotdogs. Spend the day watching as many games as possible— Chuck McKay (@CmckayboiChuck) March 28, 2018
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.
Been to every opening day since 1976. Only missed 1996 because my friends said they would never play the game because of snow. They played. For the last 25 Year’s I’ve been coming from PA to see opening day. That’s tradition. #yankees— T. Hughes (@Timbo367) March 28, 2018
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!
Definitely skipping class, throwing on my 2008 Matsui jersey, and deciding which jersey I want to buy for this year! #TakingSuggestions— Preston Donakowski (@Preston_D) March 28, 2018
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.
Hm controversial opinion but I usually watch baseball https://t.co/TG5jLBGzNb— Matt Provenzano (@mattprov94) March 27, 2018
Who the heck watches baseball on Opening Day?
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!