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Fans Geared Up For Yankees Home Opener, Snow Or Not

April 01, 2018 - 2:55 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Yankees will play their home opener Monday just hours after a new round of spring snow socks the Tri-State Area.

But as 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, fans are enthusiastic no matter what Mother Nature may bring.

At the Stumble Inn on Second Avenue on the Upper East Side, fans were watching the game Sunday against the Blue Jays in Toronto, and thinking about the forecast on Monday as the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m.

One man named Kevin thinks the game will be called off.

“Snowed out,” he said. “They’ll play Tuesday.”

Another man, Mike, has tickets and will be there – rain, snow or shine.

“This is the year the Yankees take their 28th title,” he said. “You know, we’ve got the best lineup we’ve had in 15 years, you know, we’ve got a lot of young talent; great bullpen; good pitching. You know, I have no reason but not to feel confident.”

As to the weather, he said, “They always find a way to pull through.”

A winter weather advisory has been issued from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore said the snow will probably come down steadiest during the Monday morning commute, and 2 to 3 inches of accumulation are likely in particular in the northern and western suburbs.

An inch or so are likely to be seen on grassy surfaces around the city, DeVore reported.

Gates are set to open at Yankee Stadium at 10 a.m., though the team tweeted it would provide updates in case of any change.