Major League Baseball never was a big part of my life growing up because New Orleans didn’t have a Major League Team. Plus I grew up with all girls and a Dad that would rather be fishing than watching sports unless it was the New Orleans Saints. I first became a Yankee fan early in my sales career when I lived in NYC and would go to games with clients. In 1998, my world changed when I met my son’s father who worked for the Yankees. I met him the day before opening day and was married a couple of weeks after the Yankees won the 1998 World Series in San Diego. Although the marriage was short-lived, I have an awesome son and some cool Yankee memories, like flying with the team on their private plane, victory parties with celebrities and riding in the ticker tape parade.
Of course, my son was not around for all that excitement. He now has an opportunity to make his memories of the New York Yankees. Since we still are fortunate to know people in the organization, my son has had a chance to experience the classic tour and the Inside Experience. The classic tour is $20 per person which includes monument park and the museum. There is also a lunch option, so we enjoyed steak with our names branded on the bone at NYY Steak ($55 per person). If you are not into steak, there is also the choice of the Hard Rock Cafe’. The Inside Experience is a more costly tour at $600 per person which includes meeting a player. Additional tours include the Twilight Tour & NYY Steak and the Party City Birthday Bash Tour.
If you are the ultimate Yankee fan or visiting New York City and taking in a game, adding a tour turns a game day into an unforgettable experience. Anyone who can quote NYY stats, trivia or history, will love the museum and monument park. My son, of course, thought that watching batting practice and seeing his favorite players up close was icing on the cake before the main course which in this case was the game!