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Yankee Stadium and Rogers Centre

On a trip back to New York for my sister's wedding, we took some time to see a couple ballgames. On an extended layover in New York City, we watched the Orioles play the Yankees at new Yankee Stadium. Later in the trip, we took a day-trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto to watch the Blue Jays take on those same Orioles at Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome).

Yankee Stadium had some pretty dull atmosphere for being the home of one of the most famous sports franchises in the world. The sightlines, however, were very good--even from the upper deck. In the end, though, a copy is never as good as the original. And the original was already kind of a dump--albeit a dump with great history. I have mixed feelings on new Yankee Stadium, but it definitely isn't a bad place to watch a ballgame.

At Toronto's Rogers Centre, there was seriously almost a rain delay even though the Rogers Centre is equipped with a retractable roof. I was glad they opened the roof for a time, but the remnants of Hurricane Isaac were in the area, and opening the roof seemed not to be a good idea that day. The Blue Jays lost 12-0 in front of the smallest crowd of the season.