Monday, October 26, 2009

I've Got Yankee Fever

The Yankees win! Thheeeeee Yankees win!!!

It’s been six long years since I’ve been able to say that my beloved Yankees are heading to the World Series. With a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angles, the New York Yankees claimed the American League Championship Series (for the 40th time) last night at the Stadium. What a night! They have a date with the defending World Champs Philadelphia Phillies starting Wednesday night.

I didn’t get to the game last night, but I had a few friends who were there. They said the Stadium was out of control. I’m beyond excited and ready to celebrate the fall classic by bringing the ballpark to my apartment. My apartment will of course by full of pinstripes and I’ll be sporting my official World Series sweater I knit and wore to the World Series. As such, I've listed a few things you can do at home for the World Series - but really, this can apply to any sporting event.

My mom and me at a World Series game. Check out my sweater.

To Set the Stage

  • Prepare scorecards and rosters for you and your guests.
  • Create a scoreboard and assign an “official” scorekeeper.
  • Dress fashionably in your team’s official colors and logos. Click here for Yankee gear. Click here for Phillies’ paraphernalia.
  • Display any baseball trivia or memorabilia. Pennants, jerseysPerhaps you still have your baseball cards?
  • Coordinate party supplies (balloons, plates, napkins) with your team’s. Party City has a pretty amazing selection of props to turn your home into the ballpark.

Keep The Game Lively:

  • Do have a special prize for the best dressed.
  • Do have a betting pool. In this case, How many inning with the starting pitchers last?; How many homeruns will be given up, by each team?; How many errors will the umpires make?; What will be the final score?

Food and Drinks

  • In goes without saying, Hotdogs, Peanuts and Cracker Jacks
  • Hamburgers
  • Garlic Fries
  • Chili
  • Pretzels
  • Nachos
  • Beer

Here is the schedule for the 2009 World Series games:

Game 1: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7:57 p.m. at Yankee Stadium
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:57 p.m. at Yankee Stadium

Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:57 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park
Game 4: Sunday, Nov. 1, 8:20 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park
Game 5: Monday, Nov. 2, 7:57 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park*

Game 6: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:57 p.m. at Yankee Stadium*
Game 7: Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:57 p.m. at Yankee Stadium*

*If necessary


  1. Great advice, I'm just hoping I can keep my eyes open during the games as they are starting too late in my opinion....7 would be a perfect start time! By the way, you look so much like your mom, great picture!

  2. Sounds great! I will be over for your World Series party :) Go YANKS!!! Did you see Andy last night! He was really dealing those cutters. Can't wait for the garlic fries...maybe we can make our own version of Lobels.

  3. Maybe I should do a post about garlic fries! Good luck to you and your Yanks!