2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mariano Rivera, former New York Yankees player
"I am here to support the people that have been supporting me for so many years, you know, I played here, I grew up as a baseball player here at Yankee Stadium, and to see so many fans that love the game and supporting me and supporting the organization, the New York Yankees, but now is that to support you and let you know that it's ok to be vaccinated. I'm on line, OK? When my time comes, I'm on line to get it. "
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Aaron Boone, New York Yankees manager
"But today is as special an opening day as Yankee Stadium has ever seen, and it's an honor to be a small part of it. The hope, I know that, is being provided today is special to all the people here in the area and all the people that have come through to to get that vaccine."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) New York
"We are going to bring this city back. This is a fact. We are going to bring the city back, bring this city back strong. New York City is coming back strong, but it will only work if it's a recovery for all of us. All of us."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) New York
"Right now, New York City is giving about a third of the vaccinations we could if we had supply. It's just troubling to me, it is deeply troubling that we could be right now doing 400,000, 500,000 vaccinations a week and we can't get supply. So I'm saying to the federal government, you have to get the rest of the pharmaceutical industry into this fight. We need more help than just what we're getting from Pfizer and Moderna. I'm saying to the state government, you have to give us flexibility, you have to let us use the second doses because we could have Citi Field up and a lot more sites if we had the supply to go with it."