The first of the two games we attended between the Yankees and Blue
Jays at Sky Dome was a 4:05 start on Saturday, May 29, 1999. The
Yankees won, 8-3. The dome was open on a beautiful Saturday. The
stadium itself is amazing. Our seats were in the club level (200
level) and it was like no baseball stadium I've been to. The
corridors were carpeted and I think even air-conditioned, the seats
were like those in a nice movie theater, and the food selection was
great. I tried my first McDog. It wasn't bad, but far from what you
get in the Bronx. But it was also far better than what I've had in
some places. The biggest disappointment was the seventh-inning
stretch. No "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" here. It was a bad sign
that they started playing this song apparently called "Let's Play
Ball", but to make it worse they had some sort of Richard Simmons
dancers out on the field to lead the fans in their stretch. What a
mess. There were also plenty of New Yorkers who made the trip up.
I'd guess at least one third of the crowd was there to see the
Yankees. And the game was pretty good too, with some great pitching
from David Cone and another big day for Derek Jeter.
Willie Randolph during BP.
The SkyDome roof opening.
Zimmer and Torre.
Chad Curtis in BP.
Tino Martinez before the game.
The stadium filling up.
David Cone heading to the pen for pregame warmups.
Chuck Knoblauch leading off.
The Yankees in their road greys.
Jorge Posada catches a Cone pitch.
Carlos Delgado holds someone on first.
Jeter (he should just hit the ball and get it over with).
Cone to Posada.
Tino takes the throw on a Delgado groundout.
Cone holds on Tony Fernandez.
Knoblauch can't make the play.
O'Neill can't make the play.
Jason Grimsley on in relief.
Left field corner.
Jeter catches a popup.
Jeter makes the play.
Looks like it might be Jeter.
Shane Spencer's home run swing.
Shane Spencer touches the plate after his second home run of the season.
Pinch hitter Luis Sojo.
Ground ball to Brosius, and...
The Yankees win.