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Yankees home opener 2012

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees slides

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees slides safely into third base against the Los Angeles Angels during the home opener at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty

Scenes from the Bronx as Yankee Stadium hosts its first game of the 2012 season.

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees slides
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Russell Martin of the New York Yankees slides safely into third base against the Los Angeles Angels during the home opener at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez singles in the first inning of
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Alex Rodriguez singles in the first inning of the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez singles in the first inning of
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Alex Rodriguez singles in the first inning of the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada throws out the
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Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada throws out the ceremonial first pitch as his former teammates watch during the Yankees' home opener against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2012)

Retired Yankees catcher Jorge Posada throws out the
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Retired Yankees catcher Jorge Posada throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees' home opener against the Los Angeles Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda throws in the first
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Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda throws in the first inning of the team's home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Nick Swisher hits a three-run double in the
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Nick Swisher hits a three-run double in the first inning of the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Nick Swisher hits a three-run double in the
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Nick Swisher hits a three-run double in the first inning of the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, right, greets
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, right, greets retired Yankees catcher Jorge Podada, left, along with Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera after Posada threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the team's home opener against the Los Angeles Angels. (April 13, 2012)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg enjoys the
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg enjoys the Yankees' home opener against the Angels with Kermit the Frog. (April 13, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez during batting practice before the Yankees'
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Alex Rodriguez during batting practice before the Yankees' home opener. (April 13, 2012)

The field crew works on the infield before
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The field crew works on the infield before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Derek Jeter warms up before the Yankees' home
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Derek Jeter warms up before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Rehearsal of the display of the American flag
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Rehearsal of the display of the American flag before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Rehearsal for the presentation of the flag before
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Rehearsal for the presentation of the flag before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols laughs
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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols laughs while stretching on the field before the Yankees' home opener. (April 13, 2012)

Rehearsal of the display of the American flag
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Rehearsal of the display of the American flag before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon, left, stands
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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon, left, stands beside Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during batting practice before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols tosses
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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols tosses a ball on the field before the Yankees' home opener. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee fans Dana Fontanez of New Rochelle and
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Yankee fans Dana Fontanez of New Rochelle and Brett Phillips-Gleis of Middletown show their team spirit outside of Yankee Stadium before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankees fan Dana Fontanez of New Rochelle painted
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Yankees fan Dana Fontanez of New Rochelle painted her fingernails to show her team spirit outside of Yankee Stadium before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankees fans walk past the Yankee emblem outside
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Yankees fans walk past the Yankee emblem outside of Yankee Stadium before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

A vendor sells programs during the home opener
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A vendor sells programs during the home opener at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2012)

Kevin Tracy of Brooklyn shows his team spirit
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Kevin Tracy of Brooklyn shows his team spirit dressed like Babe Ruth in front of Yankee Stadium before the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession workers zip around the main
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Yankee Stadium concession workers zip around the main concourse to get ice to vendor stations for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession workers Alevin Jimenez, left, and
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Yankee Stadium concession workers Alevin Jimenez, left, and Luis Fernandez bring in ice for the concession while getting ready for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

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"Cold Beer! Get your cold beer here!" Well, you need ice for that, don't you? These two Yankee Stadium concession workers prepare for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession worker Martin Diaz gets ready
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Yankee Stadium concession worker Martin Diaz gets ready for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession worker Dorothy Turner gets ready
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Yankee Stadium concession worker Dorothy Turner gets ready for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession workers prepare for the home
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Yankee Stadium concession workers prepare for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession worker Dorothy Turner and another
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Yankee Stadium concession worker Dorothy Turner and another employee get ready for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession workers prepare for the home
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Yankee Stadium concession workers prepare for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

Yankee Stadium concession worker Marisa Dalmasi stocks the
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Yankee Stadium concession worker Marisa Dalmasi stocks the shelves with candy for the home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

The field crew setting up for batting practice
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The field crew setting up for batting practice before the start of the Yankees' home opener against the Angels. (April 13, 2012)

The field crew sets up for batting practice
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The field crew sets up for batting practice at the home opener at Yankee Stadium. (April 13, 2012)

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