New York Yankees are finally home in the Bronx.
Monday night opened a four game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The ceremony was surreal, as the Yankees escorted the entire Steinbrenner Family along with Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Joe Torre, Don Mattingly and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to Monument Park to unveil a statue in honor of the Boss.
A tribute played on the center field screen that brought fans to tears. Mr. Steinbrenner was not just the Yankees boss; he was New York’s boss.
A man who lived to give to others but held the personal motto that “the greatest form of charity is anonymity.”
Watching the current Yankees walk in a united group out to center field was perfect.
Seeing Torre and Mattingly was overwhelming for both the fans and the two ex-Yankees. There were only cheers, as an entire stadium was chanting the loudest “Let’s Go Yankees” ever heard.
It was perfect start, followed by the only appropriate ending, a Yankee win.
Winning on Monday night wasn’t for the playoffs, or to stay in first place it was for the Boss who made winning the Yankee way.
Here are some pictures from the memorable ceremony for the greatest Yankee ever, Mr. George Steinbrenner III:
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