Yes, I will be posting photos and telling the tale of our recent trip to Las Vegas, but it's such a daunting task that I can't tackle it right now. I'll work on that tomorrow. In the meantime, last night (Friday night) Jenn and I went to Yankees Stadium in the Bronx to see the Yankees play a game of baseball against the Toronto Blue Jays. We were guests of our friends Jen and Will, who have season tickets. The seats are quite good, practically next to the left field foul pole. Above is a view from the seats.
That's us in the photo below.
Since Japanese baseball sensation Hideki Matsui plays left field, he's the closest player to where we were sitting. That area is also popular with Japanese baseball fans. That's Godzilla in the photo below.
Sadly, the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees by a score of seven to two. Jen and Will were cold, so we left in the seventh inning, when the Yanks' fate seemed sealed. At least we witnessed a nice two-run homer by Bernie Williams, who is one of my (and every New Yorker's) favorite players. The ball sailed right behind the fence at center field. One thing you get from seeing a baseball game in the stadium as opposed to on television (which offers superior viewing in many ways) is an appreciation of the size of the field and the distance the ball travels and the players have to run. It's a long way from home plate to the center field fence, 430 feet, if memory serves. So that was exciting. Otherwise, as Pete Hamill (I think) said, baseball is really about losing. So we had a real baseball experience.