Last week, I had an opportunity to visit New York City again and it was a blast. (It always is.) Saw a couple of Broadway musicals, a couple of concerts, a Tottenham Hotspur soccer game…and the Reds happened to be in town, as well. I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to check out the Redlegs at Yankee Stadium, so we hopped on the D train and headed up to the Bronx.

The weather was gorgeous — not too hot — and we lucked into some really great seats at Yankee Stadium (I don’t think I’ve ever had seats this good at Great American Ball Park). Unfortunately, the Reds weren’t great on this day, but it was a fun time nonetheless. There were some former Reds on the New York roster (Didi Gregorius, Todd Frazier, Aroldis Chapman) were even a few Reds fans sitting near me (one of whom is pictured below, so we suffered together.

Good seats, good new zoom lens on my camera, and I took a few pictures that I was pretty happy with. Felt like I should document the trip for posterity here at Redleg Nation.

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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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  1. So many fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

    It’s really something that the Yankees would retire Scooter Gennett’s Brandon Phillips’ number even though he didn’t play for them.

  2. Chad,

    Great stuff.

    That photo of Tony Cingrani looking up in the road grays, presumably after a ball has been hit hard, is pretty much how I will remember him.

    Couple of related thoughts:

    -I liked the photos and stuff from Arizona. If RLN would start a GoFundMe to send someone to Spring Training in 2018, I would certainly contribute.

    -Since you like theater, Cleveland (I know, I know) has a great live district, maybe second only to NYC. I support the Great Lakes Theater (http://www.greatlakestheater.org/) and it is the most unique and intimate I have been to.

    -Next time you see your buddy Daniel Levy, tell him that soccer transfer signing inflation isn’t going away anytime soon, and that Tottenham will have to spend some of that cash eventually to hang in the Champions League.

    • Cingrani was in the process of giving up a home run in that picture you referenced. He gave up two that day, I believe.

      I hadn’t heard that about Cleveland’s theater scene. It’s another reason to visit Cleveland (and despite the jokes, there are plenty of reasons). I just looked at the link you posted, and it definitely looks interesting…even though they managed to misspell Stephen King’s name.

      I think Levy is waiting until they get in the new stadium. At least, that’s what I’m hoping: that there will be an explosion in spending after they move back to north London.

      • Besides being the original home of the Rockefeller Family and Standard Oil, Cleveland has a lot going for it with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, live theater, the Cleveland Clinic plus the world class Cleveland Orchestra and the Museum of Art. This is topped off with the Cavaliers.

  3. great pictures Chad. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great post! I’m curious, did you get your tix on one of the apps? I was toying with the idea of taking the train up from Philly especially since I haven’t been to NYS yet. My last game there was in 2008, which was a blast since Griffey parked one. Anyways, when I looked at Seatgeek I didn’t see anything under 100 that wasn’t in the nosebleeds.

    • We were in town with another family, and they made the baseball ticket arrangements. I’m honestly not sure how they actually got them. I’ll see what I can find out.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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