I'm here at Yankee Stadium and if anyone is coming here tonight, wear extra clothes. It's cold. As in, really cold. Don't have an exact temperature but it's supposed to be in the 40s tonight.
Here is the schedule of pregame events today, in case you were wondering how these things are organized:
4:30 Yankees Game 2 starter (TBA) in the media interview room
4:40 Joe Girardi in the interview room (I like how they only schedule 10 minutes for the player, smart)
5:10-6:10 Yankees batting practice
5:15 Anibal Sanchez in the interview room
5:30 Jim Leyland in the interview room (note how Sanchez is slotted for 5 more minutes than a Yankee starter)
6:00 Gates open
6:10-7:00 Tigers batting practice
7:42-7:52 Baseline introductions *
7:52 Flag unfolded presentation of colors
7:54 National Anthem - Jenna Ushkowitz **
7:57 Ceremonial first pitch - Tino Martinez
8:00 Umpires and managers to home plate
8:05 Yankees take the field
8:07 First pitch
* Which you, the viewer, probably won't see at home because the television networks have to make money. This drives me crazy, and I actually wrote a story a few years ago for ESPN about how upset the Phillies were because the networks wouldn't allow entire team to be introduced. Once my story came out, suddenly they allowed it. Weird.
** OK, first person to correctly guess who this is without looking it up wins...more awesome updates from us.
So, there you have it. A look behind the curtain. Will be back later with lineups.
-Amy K. Nelson