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Picturesque Yankee photos from a not-so-picturesque opener

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A memorable Opening Day at the new Yankee Stadium? Sure, as long as you block out pretty much everything that happened after CC Sabathia tossed the first pitch to Grady Sizemore (pictured above) before a 10-2 drubbing at the hands of the Indians.

To help New Yorkers remember some of the more colorful scenes from the day — and not their colorful language after the 'pen gave up nine runs in the seventh inning, causing fans to chant "We want Swisher" — I've compiled a few of the better photos from the day below.

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To celebrate the opening of Yankee Stadium, a New Yorker tries actually being helpful for once, but can't bring himself to actually mouth the words himself. (Oh, I'm kidding, but I'm not going to admit that this guy has anything on the counter help at Gates.)

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Derek Jeter better hurry up and retire before Yogi's arm falls off.

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Check out the text to the right of the screen. "Owner and chairperson Mr. Derek Jeter III?" Did we miss news of a major transfer of power before the game?

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Luckily, the National Anthem was sung by the first person you think of when it comes to New York — Miss Kelly Clarkson of Burleson, Texas.

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Bed-Stuy native Jaz-Z was not impressed.

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America, @$#! yeah!

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Rudy Giuliani and wife enjoy their fantastic seats ...

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... before being asked to move along by Mayor Bloomberg.

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But, hey, at least David Wells is in the bleachers where he belongs.

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Yeah, I have no idea either.

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Finally, here's what they did to Carl Pavano after he made his return to the Bronx.

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