New York Mets
July 31, August 1, 2, 2015 -
Citi Field -
Up-and-Down Season at Yankee Stadium, for
in the afternoon on many spring, summer and
fall days, two men — sometimes three — hike
to the top row of the upper deck at Yankee
Stadium, where the oxygen begins to thin.
They climb a 20-foot ladder and squeeze
through a portal in the roof that is no
bigger than Brett Gardner’s strike zone. Once they have pulled themselves through
and regained their equilibrium, if not a
settled stomach, they clip safety harnesses
to a rail and go about their work.
“We always talk about bringing beach chairs
up here and saying, ‘Let them come find us,’
” Clinton Thomas, the leader of the crew,
said with a laugh.
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