by Akiva Richman (’19)


On Wednesday night, the 10th graders spent their “Sophomore Night Out” watching the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The group left for the stadium at 6:20 and made it just in time for the first pitch. The game started off as a heated pitcher’s duel, with each team having just one hit through the first six innings. All the students enjoyed themselves watching the game and hanging out with friends.

The scoreless tie was broken in the eighth inning when Mookie Betts hit a two-run RBI double to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead. David Ortiz then scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0.

While most fans in the stadium left shortly thereafter, the MTA sophomores stayed in the hopes of an amazing comeback. Little did they know that the Yankees indeed had it in them! The Yanks loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, having scored one run, with Mark Teixeira coming to the plate. Rabbi Kahn had faith and announced that he would provide donuts the next day if a grand slam was hit. Sure enough, the stadium soon erupted when Teixeira launched a dramatic walk off grand slam home run to give the Yankees the exciting 5-3 win.

On the way back to the buses, the sophomores celebrated the Yankees’ come-from-behind victory over the Red Sox with each other and with other Yankee fans walking around the stadium. And they continued the celebration the next day with the donuts that Rabbi Kahn, Rabbi Green, and Elie Hirt provided!


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