What kind of fan waits out a four-hour rain delay to watch a Yankees-Orioles game on a Tuesday night in early September?
There aren't many, but we'd like to introduce you to a few of the brave on hand in the middle innings of the Yankees-Orioles game, which started shortly after 11 p.m. and ended shortly after 2 a.m.:
Avi Miller took a bus from Baltimore to New York on Tuesday morning to see Yankee Stadium for the first time, so there was no way he was going to miss the game.
He got to the Bronx around 5:30 and sat through the entire delay and was one of about 20 fans in a section of seats behind the wall in left center.
"It's been an interesting first game," he said with a laugh.
Sonia Kahn came in from Anaheim to watch the game with her husband, Kamran, who sat in his seat with his jersey stretched over his head. He didn't look happy, but he said he was having a great time.
"She's from Anaheim, so I wanted to show her a real game," he said.
The Kahn couple were originally sitting in the upper level of the stadium but were moved down to the lower levels by Stadium security.
Longtime Yankee fan Ray Unger didn't have to wait in the rain. He sat in his Pelham Bay home, watching the delay on television. When he heard first pitch was scheduled for 11 p.m., he drove to the stadium and was there minutes before the opening pitch.
"I had to be here, but I can't believe they wanted to play this game," he said.
All fans with tickets to Tuesday's game are allowed to use the stub in exchange for a ticket to a game in 2012.
There are some restrictions. For details, read here.