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Yankee Stadium or Bust: Let’s try both!

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Or, I went to Yankee Stadium and all I got was this lousy alternator!

Yesterday had been planned out for weeks. The plan was to go to Yankee Stadium to watch the Red Sox destroy the Yankees, but get to the Bronx several hours before the game to relax a bit, grab a bite to eat, etc. It was a day to be spent with friends, generally having a good time.

The day started out perfectly fine. We were taking two cars, and everyone was to meet at our house around noon. The plan was to drive an hour and a half, then take a train the rest of the way (another hour and a half) to the stadium. Some twenty minutes in, Mike notices the battery light is on. Seems like an odd thing to happen out of nowhere, so we pull into the next rest area, park and restart the car. It started up just fine, nothing seemed out of the ordinary except the battery light. Not knowing what was going on, we pulled back onto the highway and kept going. We got maybe another forty-five minutes in and the car starts coming to a slow, no matter how much gas Mike gave it. When you’re in the middle of the highway with cars coming up behind you at like 80mph and you’re slowing down, it’s a good time to panic. Luckily Mike was able to get to the shoulder right before the engine shut down completely.

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