On Air Now

Current Show

Mark Levin Show   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Call Mark now at 1-877-381-3811

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 590 AM Kalamazoo, MI

Weather

Current Conditions(Kalamazoo,MI 49001)

More Weather »
54° Feels Like: 54°
Wind: NNW 13 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Showers Late 45°

Tomorrow

AM Rain 61°

Sat Night

Mostly Clear 41°

Alerts

Postseason an opening night smash at Yankee Stadium






Robinson Cano (R) and Derek Jeter (2nd L) celebrate with team mates after the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins during Game 1 of their MLB American League Division Series playoff baseball game in New York, October 7, 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
Robinson Cano (R) and Derek Jeter (2nd L) celebrate with team mates after the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins during Game 1 of their MLB American League Division Series playoff baseball game in New York, October 7, 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine
</head> <body> <p>By Larry Fine</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first postseason game at the new Yankee Stadium was an opening night smash, triggered by captain Derek Jeter, who brought the New York crowd alive in a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.</p> <p>"It felt just like the old place," said Jeter, who brought a crowd of 49,464 to their feet with a two-run blast in the third inning that tied the game 2-2 and was the first postseason home run hit in the team's $1.5 billion home.</p> <p>"I don't think it makes a difference with the venue," Jeter said, addressing concerns the new stadium would not hold the same mystique or generate the same thunderous noise as the old park where the team won 26 World Series titles.</p> <p>"It's all about our fans. We have the same fans whether we're here or across the street."</p> <p>Starter CC Sabathia noticed them after Jeter's homer.</p> <p>"The place got loud," the big left-hander said. "It just made me want to go out there and get three quick outs and try to get these guys back in the dugout and score more runs."</p> <p>The victory also erased some painful postseason memories for Sabathia and slugger Alex Rodriguez, while it allowed the Yankees to get off on the right foot after failing to make the playoffs last season. They had qualified the previous 13 years.</p> <p>Winning pitcher Sabathia, who joined the Yankees after signing a seven-year, $161 million contract, entered the game with a 7.92 career earned run average in playoffs.</p> <p>"When I signed, this is what you come here for. To have a chance to win. It was electric. It felt good. I had a lot of fun out there."</p> <p>The big left-hander struck out eight and did not walk a batter before leaving in the seventh.</p> <p>Rodriguez, meanwhile, ended an 0-for-19 drought with runners in scoring position in postseason play and singled home runs in the fifth and the seventh.</p> <p>Hideki Matsui's two-run homer into Monument Park beyond the center-field wall also brought a huge smile from Sabathia.</p> <p>"I probably had 30 starts. He's probably hit a home run in 25 of them," said Sabathia. "He has been great every time I pitch."</p> <p>Jeter said it was an enjoyable start to the postseason.</p> <p>"We did a lot of good things today. Our pitching staff starting with CC, our bullpen was good. Mo (Mariano Rivera) closed it out.</p> <p>"We swung the bats well. We hit a couple of home runs. We couldn't have drawn it up any better."</p> <p>(Editing by Greg Stutchbury)</p> </body> </html> </div><!-- end article-body --> </div><!-- end aticle-body-wrapper --> <aside> <ul class="social-share-btns clearfix"> <li><g:plusone size="medium" href="http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2009/oct/08/postseason-an-opening-night-smash-at-yankee-stadiu/"></g:plusone></li> <li><div id="fb-root"></div><script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#appId=112315878855956&xfbml=1"></script><fb:like href="http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2009/oct/08/postseason-an-opening-night-smash-at-yankee-stadiu/" action="recommend" send="true" layout="button_count" width="150" show_faces="false" font=""></fb:like></li> <li><a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-url="http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2009/oct/08/postseason-an-opening-night-smash-at-yankee-stadiu/" data-text="Postseason an opening night smash at Yankee Stadium" data-count="horizontal">Tweet</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script></li> </ul><!-- end social-share-btns --> </aside> </div><!-- end article-container --> <section class="clearfix text-ad-container"><div class="text-ad"></div><div class="text-ad"></div><div class="text-ad"></div></section> <div id='taboola-below-main-column'></div> <script type="text/javascript"> window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({mode:'thumbs-2r', container:'taboola-below-main-column', placement:'below-main-column'}); </script> <div id='taboola-text-2-columns'></div> <script type="text/javascript"> window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({mode:'text-links-5r', container:'taboola-text-2-columns', placement:'text-2-columns'}); </script> <script> window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({flush:true}); </script> <section class="comment-container"> <h1 class="h2 visuallyhidden">Comments</h1> <a href="/news/articles/2009/oct/08/postseason-an-opening-night-smash-at-yankee-stadiu/#disqus_thread"></a> <div id="disqus_thread" class="section-widget"></div> <script type="text/javascript"> var disqus_shortname = 'wkzo'; var disqus_title = 'Postseason an opening night smash at Yankee Stadium'; var disqus_url = 'http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2009/oct/08/postseason-an-opening-night-smash-at-yankee-stadiu/'; (function() { var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true; dsq.src = 'http://' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq); })(); </script> </section><!-- end comment-container --> </article> </div><!-- end of col-1 --> <div id="col-2"> <form class="section-search-form clearfix" method="get" action="/search/"> <fieldset class="clearfix"> <input class="section-search" type="text" rel="Search News" name="q" placeholder="Search News" /> <input class="section-search-submit" type="image" alt="Search" src="http://static.mwcradio.com/images/icons/section-search.gif" /> </fieldset> </form> <div class="ad-300x250"></div> <aside class="aside-module top-stories"> <h1>Top Stories</h1> <ul class="unstyled-list single-col-list"> <li><a href="/news/articles/2014/apr/24/815-minimum-wage-proposal-introduced-in-lansing/" title="Full Article: $8.15 minimum wage proposal introduced in Lansing">$8.15 minimum wage proposal introduced in Lansing</a></li> <li><a href="/news/articles/2014/apr/24/kalamazoo-marathon/" title="Full Article: Kalamazoo Marathon taking registrations online through April 30th">Kalamazoo Marathon taking registrations online t...</a></li> <li><a href="/news/articles/2014/apr/24/battle-creek-police-make-drug-raid/" title="Full Article: Battle Creek Police make drug raid">Battle Creek Police make drug raid</a></li> <li><a href="/news/articles/2014/apr/24/poll-michigan-residents-want-lower-car-insurance-rates/" title="Full Article: Poll: Michigan residents want lower car insurance rates">Poll: Michigan residents want lower car insuranc...</a></li> <li><a href="/news/articles/2014/apr/24/snyder-not-endorsing-bolger-proposal-regarding-detroit-bankruprcy/" title="Full Article: Snyder not endorsing Bolger proposal regarding Detroit bankruprcy">Snyder not endorsing Bolger proposal regarding D...</a></li> </ul> </aside> <div class="text-ad"></div> <nav class="aside-module"> <h1>News Sections</h1> <ul class="unstyled-list two-col-list clearfix"> <li><a href="/news/sections/local/" title="Local News Section">Local</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/state/" title="State News Section">State</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/national/" title="National News Section">National</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/world/" title="World News Section">World</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/localsports/" title="Local Sports News Section">Local Sports</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/sports/" title="National Sports News Section">National Sports</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/politics/" title="Politics News Section">Politics</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/business/" title="Business News Section">Business</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/health/" title="Health News Section">Health</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/science/" title="Science News Section">Science</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/technology/" title="Technology News Section">Technology</a></li> <li><a href="/news/sections/entertainment/" title="Entertainment News Section">Entertainment</a></li> </ul> </nav> <div class="text-ad"></div> <div class="ad-300x250"></div> <aside id="recentcomments" class="aside-module dsq-widget sidebar-comments"> <h1 class="dsq-widget-title">Recent Comments</h1> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://wkzo.disqus.com/recent_comments_widget.js?num_items=3&hide_avatars=0&avatar_size=32&excerpt_length=200"></script> </aside> <div class="text-ad"></div> </div><!-- end col-2 --> </div><!-- end page-content-wrapper-inner --> </div><!-- end page-content-wrapper-outer --> <div id="site-footer-wrapper"> <footer id="site-footer" class="clearfix"> <ul class="footer-list footer-bucket"> <li><a href="http://static.mwcradio.com/pdf/footer-files/privacy.pdf" title="Privacy Policy">Privacy Policy (PDF)</a></li> <li><a href="http://static.mwcradio.com/pdf/footer-files/termsofuse.pdf" title="Terms of Use">Terms of Use (PDF)</a></li> <li><a href="http://static.mwcradio.com/pdf/footer-files/contestrules.pdf" title="Contest Rules">Contest Rules (PDF)</a></li> <li><a href="http://static.mwcradio.com/pdf/footer-files/contest-rules-addendumC.pdf" title="Contest Rules - Addendum C">Contest Rules - Addendum C (PDF)</a></li> </ul> <ul class="footer-list footer-bucket"> <li><a href="/advertise/" title="Advertise With Us">Advertisers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.midwestcareers.com/" title="Midwest Careers">Employment</a></li> <li><a href="/eeo/" title="EEO">EEO</a></li> </ul> <div class="footer-bucket"> <ul class="footer-list footer-social-list"> <li> <a href="http://facebook.com/WKZO590AM" title="AM 590 WKZO on Facebook"> <img src="http://static.mwcradio.com/images/icons/facebook20.png" alt="Facebook" /> Facebook </a> </li> <li> <a href="http://twitter.com/590kzonews" title="AM 590 WKZO on Twitter"> <img src="http://static.mwcradio.com/images/icons/twitter20.png" alt="Twitter" /> Twitter </a> </li> </ul><!-- end social links --> <ul class="footer-list footer-bucket"> <li> <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.midwestcommunications.wkzoam&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5taWR3ZXN0Y29tbXVuaWNhdGlvbnMud2t6b2FtIl0." title="Download Our Android App"> <img src="http://static.mwcradio.com/images/icons/android20.png" alt="Android" /> Listen on Android </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wkzo-am-590-fm-96.5/id634060235?mt=8" title="Download Our iOS App"> <img src="http://static.mwcradio.com/images/icons/apple20.png" alt="Apple" /> Listen on iPhone/iPad </a> </li> </ul> </div> <ul class="footer-list footer-bucket contact-info"> <li>© 2014 AM 590 WKZO</li> <li>Call Letters: WKZO</li> <li><span class="frequency-location">590 AM Kalamazoo, MI</span></li> <li>Studio Line 1: 269-382-4280</li> <li>Text Us at 80373</li> <li><a href="/contact-us/" title="Contact Us">Contact Us</a></li> </ul> </footer> </div><!-- end footer-wrapper --> <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/mootools/1.4.5/mootools-yui-compressed.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/js/mootools-more-1.4.0.1.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/apps/nowplaying/js/jug-application.js"></script> <script src="http://content.aimatch.com/swfobject.js"></script> <script src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/js/mwc.js?5"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/datepicker/Locale.en-US.DatePicker.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/datepicker/Picker.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/datepicker/Picker.Attach.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/datepicker/Picker.Date.js"></script> <!--[if lt IE 7 ]> <script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/chrome-frame/1.0.2/CFInstall.min.js"></script> <script>window.attachEvent("onload",function(){CFInstall.check({mode:"overlay"})})</script> <![endif]--> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/js/lightface/LightFace.js"></script> <script src="http://static.mwcradio.com/apps/scoop/js/article_details.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </body> </html>