NY vs Boston!

On Monday morning, Andrew and I put our marriage to the test…we went to New York for the day to see the Sox play at Yankee Stadium 🙂 .

Just kidding…we were both really good sports about it!  As many times as we’ve seen our teams play, we’ve never gone to a game just the two of us, so we were due.  When we thought there might be a chance the Yankees would make it into the first round of the playoffs (the Sox were firmly established there since they do, after all, have the best record in baseball this year…hahahaha!), we bought tickets for Game 3 which was played this past Monday night.

Here we are on the plane!  New York City bound!!  (Side note: I’m wearing the comfiest sweater EVER.  It feels like chenille!) .

We landed around 3:00, checked into our hotel, changed clothes and hit the streets…

Hotel selfie 🙂

Our favorite neighborhood in NYC is the Upper West Side.  We walked from Central Park South all the way to 103rd St.  We just strolled and enjoyed the beautiful (and a little rainy) New York afternoon.  We stopped at The Smith to sit on the patio and have a little late lunch/snack as we walked.

We walked and walked…and enjoyed.  I loved seeing all the pumpkins out on Columbus Ave.  We had a handful of people comment on our wardrobe.  Ha!  Everyone was so sweet about it though.

We walked until 103rd when we caught the subway all the way to the Bronx.  This was my first time at Yankee Stadium, so I was super excited!!  As much as I hate those Yankees, you can’t discount the history of that organization.


Ah!  I love this particular Yankee so much!

We had great seats!

View from our seats.  We settled in and were ready for the game!


Well, Yankee Stadium, you sure do know how to bring the FOOD!  Holy cow!  We had brisket with pasta salad on top and…

…dare I say the best pulled pork nachos I’ve ever had.  The food was unbelievable!  So, was the score…

My Sox all lined up on the field!

Now, I have to give it to my uber competitive husband.  He was SUCH A GOOD SPORT!

We laughed and laughed and laughed as the score got crazy high and the Yankee fans ran out of the stadium in droves.

This fan stuck it out to the very end.

16 to 1.

A very fun game for one of us 😉 .

The next morning came early.  Here we are leaving the hotel and heading back to the airport.  (My sweater is HERE.)  I am so thankful we went on this quick trip!  It was super short, but super special. xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 11, 2018 at 4:46 am

    I love the American football scene! Everything always seems so lively and fun. Would love to experience a game for myself one day!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter October 11, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Look at Andrew being such a good sport! You guys packed it in on that quick trip! And I’m so glad your marriage survived. 😉

  • Sheaffer Sims October 11, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Well, now I want to go to Yankee stadium. THAT FOOD!!!!!

  • Sheila October 11, 2018 at 5:36 am

    I’m a new transplant to the Boston area from California. I can see Fenway from our apartment! I’ve already been to one game and I cannot wait to get to another–hopefully, a World Series game! Go Sox!!

  • Elspeth Mizner October 11, 2018 at 5:49 am

    So sweet you guys did this and took some
    Time for yourselves

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt October 11, 2018 at 5:51 am

    We watched that game on TV–great game for the Sox!

  • Sonia October 11, 2018 at 6:02 am

    You guys are so stinkin cute! Love that you guys have the good graces to enjoy a quick trip like that cheering opposing teams! Hope to see you in Houston next week, but I’ll be rooting for my beloved Astros (although I was rooting for you to pull through last week – I am not a Yankees fan either 🙁 )!

  • Narci October 11, 2018 at 6:13 am

    How fun!! The food looks amazing, and I am loving all those pictures of you two! How sweet!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 11, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I love that you went together to see your teams play! What a special night for you in particular lol. Go Sox!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Abby Carver October 11, 2018 at 6:38 am

    We looooove The Smith. I dream about their ricotta gnocchi!

    Looks like you had a fun trip 🙂

  • Paula October 11, 2018 at 7:35 am

    First, Ashby’s picture with her Fair win on IG…precious!

    Second, the food. Holy cow. Stadium food has changed sincecI was a kid in the 80s and went to see the Cubs play. I thought Cracker Jacks was fun. 🤣🤣

    Lastly, I look Andrew’s expression of him in the last picture of you two in the stadium. The defeat days it all. 🤣🤣😋

    My son is a Sox’s fan & my SIL a Yankee (Stankee’s as Colton calls them.) They had a nice bet going throughout the series and banter back and forth. I have to say, my child is $100 dollars richer. It was a hefty bet. One we were willing to make him pay since he agreed on it. But no lesson to teach. 🤣🤣😋🤣 Stankee’s lost….

  • Jordan C October 11, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I’m from Boston and am a HUGE Sox fan! My family and I were vacationing in Disney, but that didn’t stop us from watching the Sox crush the Yankees!

  • Tracy Doubts October 11, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I agree, you guys are soooo cute! And kudos to Andrew. My husband would not have been such a good sport! lol

  • Liz October 11, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Such fun!! I love it!! And Andrew being such a good sport. I’m a Ranger fan first (sorry) but Boston second all the way. Love special get a ways. David and I NEED to do the SOON!

  • Elyse Hitscherich October 11, 2018 at 8:13 am

    You guys are so cute!

  • Laura S October 11, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I’m a Red Sox fan and my fiancé is Yankees fan. We live in Boston so every trip to Fenway includes him wearing a Yankees hat (whether they’re playing or not). This was a fun series!

  • Jenna October 11, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I love that you both went together. We are Mariner fans in this house so our team doesn’t make the playoff’s very often! Hahaha! We still love the playoffs though!

  • Kacy October 11, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Those three photos of you and Andrew had me laughing! From Smiling to hiding his face to his mean face! haha!

  • Jenny N October 11, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Holy pulled pork nachos….those look delicious!! I want to make a trip to Yankee Stadium just for those.

    Glad your Sox won, but now they play our Astros!!

  • Kristen October 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

    GO SOX!! How were the fans to you at Yankee Stadium and when you left? I thought about this the whole time you were there!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      There weren’t many left when the game was over… 😉

  • Doreen October 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Go Sox!!

  • Angela Ellingson October 11, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Love your “house divided!” You both make the rivalry so fun!

  • Mary October 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I used to live on 103rd and Broadway and it makes me so nostalgic that you were in my old hood 🙂

  • Kelly Buffington October 11, 2018 at 9:55 am

    I was so happy when you posted on IG that you and Andrew were at the Sox/Yankee’s game! It just seems like such a Shull thing to do:). And, kudos to Andrew for being such a good sport!!

  • Patty October 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Yankee stadium doesn’t have a history. They tore down where Ruth played just to build something new. I am a Boston Fan forever so I am thrilled with the outcome. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SSSOOOOXXXXXX

    • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Well, the club certainly has a lot of history. Those 27 World Series wins are hard to ignore! It’s super cool that you see the old stadium ground right next to the new one.

  • kellie carrara October 11, 2018 at 10:39 am

    So fun! And what an amazing game! We were cheering for our Sox right along with you! (sorry, not sorry, Andrew!)
    Fingers crossed for more wins!

  • Lauren October 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

    That looks so fun!!! Who watched your kids since your parents were on vacation? Also what hotel did you guys stay in? Would you recommend it? Love your posts! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      We stayed at the JW Marriott on Central Park South and a friend from church watched them 🙂 .

  • Beth Valenta October 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I’m about to burst! We are planning World Series trip!

  • Meg October 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I love that you did this and I can relate – after the last out on Tuesday I immediately booked a flight from LA to Boston for 48 hours this weekend so I can go home and watch the ALCS!! Go sox!!

  • Erin October 11, 2018 at 11:30 am

    So fun!! Boston area Sox fan here, my hubby and I went to Game 4 and I had to hide my hat on the way into the stadium! Yankee fans were not so nice that night- yikes!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 11, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Oh poor Andrew!!! hahahahaha. Losing is one thing but 16 to 1 is just cruel! But that food! Holy cow! Y’all are adorbs and I’m super jealous of your quick trip! So fun!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Shannon L October 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Impressed that your marriage thrives despite this rivalry! 😉 Now you need to bring the other RS fans in your family and come see them play the Astros in Houston. Should be a great series!

  • Liz Thorson October 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Love you and Andrew’s passion for your teams over your Texas Rangers and Astros. What a fun 24 hrs. for you! Poor Andrew! One of our brother-in-laws grew up in NYC and is a die-hard Yankee fan living in San Francisco! His daughter is a Yankee fan, too! I’ve been a Mariners fan for decades but grew up in N. CA, loving the Giants as a little girl and then became an As fan since I went to UC Berkeley. We lived the 1st yr. of our marriage in Boston, a 10 min. walk from Fenway and the As and Boston we’re in the ALS playoff that yr.—1975. The Sox took the series then, too 3-0! Such fun, exciting memories. Is Catherine a Mariners fan, still?❤️

  • C. October 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Love the blog! I love your recipes too! As a west coast baseball fan I can root for the Sox….. never a NY fan though….. enjoy.

  • Dianna October 11, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I just love this! It makes me want to do spontaneous 24 hour trips with my husband.

  • Beth Knecht October 12, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Love the Upper West Side and any stroll throughout Central Park! Which airport do you typically fly into and do you find Uber to be the best way into the city?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 12, 2018 at 5:32 am

      LaGuardia! We either take a cab or a car service out of the airport. Uber takes too long (in my opinion) there.

  • Melissa Gutierrez October 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Do you have suggestion for a good hotel in the city? We are taking our daughter for her 18th bday and want to be close to a lot of activity, but also want it to be affordable…I’d love some suggestions 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 12, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      I have stayed at several that I like: Hyatt by Grand Central Station, JW Marriott Central Park South, Marriott Marquee and Millennium Broadway.

  • Paula B. October 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

    It’s always so fun for this New England lady when you post about the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry at your house. And, how exciting that you got to go to a playoff game. Too bad it wasn’t more of a contest that night (just sayin’). The “pasta salad” on one of your ballpark meals looks like mac and cheese? I hear they have quite the array of food offerings at Yankee Stadium not so much at Fenway other than the standard hot dogs, pizza, sausages, and snack items. I know you’ll be rooting along with the rest of Red Sox Nation as we continue on this week with the next round of post season play. Go Sox!