Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/7/2016
“Play Ball!” the umpire called out signaling the start of the
baseball season for the Yankees and Astros on opening day at Yankee Stadium. As
soon as the Yankees announced tickets sales for the upcoming season, my
brother, Sal, purchased two tickets for opening day. It has been a time honored
traditional in the Cambazzi family to attend opening day at Yankee Stadium. Our
grandfather started the tradition back in 1937 and our father continued the
tradition until he passed in 1993 and now Sal and I are continuing the
Throughout the cold, dreary New York winter, Sal and I would
talk about the upcoming season for the Yankees and how we enjoyed sitting in
the sun at Yankee Stadium on opening day. It signaled the arrival of spring. So
much for that dream. Today when we woke up it was thirteen degrees with a wind
chill of 20 mph. Nevertheless, Sal and I bundled up and headed for the Stadium.
The first thirty minutes of being inside the Stadium was exciting-the players were
taking batting practice, fielding ground balls, playing catch, the grass was
green and excitement was in the air.
Shortly before the game began the cold of the day had begun
to “eat” into me. “I’m going to get some hot chocolate,” I said to my brother,
Joey. “Do you want any?”
“That would great, Sal. Why don’t you pick up a couple of
hot dogs also?”
Five minutes later Joey’s cell phone rang. “Hey Joey, it me Sal.
I’m down here at the concession stand and they have five different gourmet
flavored hot chocolate to choose from. I’d figured I give you a call to see
which flavored hot chocolate you want since I know you’re a connoisseur of hot
chocolate and I don’t want to get you a flavor you don’t want.”
“What’s flavors do they have?”
“Chocolate, chocolate cinnamon, chocolate marshmallow,
chocolate peppermint and chocolate raspberry.”
“Get me a large chocolate cinnamon flavored hot chocolate.”
Ten minutes later I returned with four hot dogs and two
twenty-ounce containers of Sippity flavored hot chocolate-one a chocolate cinnamon
for me and one a chocolate marshmallow for him.
To make a long story short, over the next three hours the
sun warmed us somewhat, but it still was only 28 degrees for most of the game
making us each drink two more containers of Sippity flavored hot chocolate. The Yanks lost 5-3.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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