Yesterday morning — before he began filling care packages and before he began an official interview session with the media — Joe Girardi was just a guy talking about football. He was telling a story about his son, Dante, throwing a touchdown pass, and he was trying to decide if he’d have time to get Dante to Yankee Stadium for this afternoon’s game between Army and Rutgers. Girardi thought he’d be able to make it sometime after kickoff.
It might not be the most unique site for a sporting event, but it is pretty neat to see Yankee Stadium setup for a football game (Girardi assured me it was worth seeing, so I took a look for myself yesterday). Today’s game has extra meaning because it’s the first meeting between these two teams since Eric LeGrand was paralyzed.
Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Here are a couple of Associated Press shots of the field.
Associated Press photos