5 Things To Look At (sort Of)

Events off field could provide plenty of intrigue for fans, especially if Madonna makes Yankee Stadium appearance

July 15, 2008|By RAY FRAGER | RAY FRAGER,SUN REPORTER

WHERE'S MADGE?

So Madonna isn't singing the national anthem, but that doesn't mean she might not be somewhere in Yankee Stadium tonight. If her Kabbalah buddy, Alex Rodriquez, left her tickets, what name do you think he'd choose? Blond woman with a girl in tow walks up the the will-call windows. "Two for Breathless Mahoney, please," Ticket clerk shakes his head no. "How about for Eva Peron?" He hands her a pair of tickets. "Sorry, ma'am, but they're in the upper deck," That's OK," she says, "don't cry for me.

NO LONGER INVITED

All of a sudden, Bud Selig decides this rule about having an All-Star from every team is just silly. The Washington Nationals' Christian Guzman is told he can buy a ticket at face value if he stills wants to see the game.

RELIVING HISTORY

This is a historic night at Yankee Stadium. So Perhaps the Yankees could decide to re-enact one of the stadium's most famous non-homer home runs. Look for Jeffrey Maier to be sitting in the front row just above the right field wall. And when Maier leans over to catch some All-Star's fly ball that is still in play, here's hoping somebody gave Tony Tarasco a ticket to the game too, and Tarasco gives Maier just a little shove.

MANNY JUST BEING

The Boston Red Sox's Manny Ramirez makes a fabulous running catch in the outfield. Unable to reach up and give a high-five to a fan, Ramirez instead heads over to Monument Park and plants a big kiss on Babe Ruth's bronzed cheek.

GET A JOB

Before he gets chased away by security, there is this guy wearing a Barry Bonds jersey who hangs around the gate where major league general managers enter the stadium. He tries to hand out business cards and resumes to the GMs. "Come on, fellas, won't you at least give me a tryout?" he is heard saying as guards pull him away. Hey, wait a minute, that is Barry Bonds.

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