Skip to comments.STANDING VACANT NOT A FITTING END FOR OLD YANKEE STADIUM
Posted on 08/10/2009 7:52:35 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
"WHAT'S up, old friend?" I asked the other day.
But there was no response. The old friend was muffled, muzzled, unable to say anything, trapped in his new black straitjacket. I looked at him sadly. He looked back silently. I wanted to offer comfort, but what could you say? What could you do?
"Thanks for the memories," I said, walking away.
And Yankee Stadium -- the old one, the real one, the one presently wrapped by black scaffolding as it undergoes a painful transformation from national treasure and civic landmark to picked-apart, torn-asunder rubble -- didn't say a word. Noble to the end. Restrained in its dignity. Accepting its fate. To the end.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
~~~ The last day at Yankee Stadium, grown men cried and didn't care who saw them. ~~~
~~~ PING ~~~
How many bodies will be pulled out of the concrete in the stands?
Goes for Joel Sherman, as well.
who wants to know?
If you would like to be on the ping list let me know.
This will be a medium volume ping list during the baseball season and a low volume ping list when all life stops in late October.
Yankee Stadium standing empty sounds pretty appropriate to me.
Ya ... he *gets* the sentimentality of the topic he's writing about, and relates it to the reader. Many of us real 'Yankee Stadium' fans have been put off with all the hyperbole and superlatives over the *new* Stadium, not wanting to accept it whatsoever. Vaccaro gives a nice eulogy here for the *old* Stadium, the one we remember .... and a eulogy which us 'sentimentalists' can accept
I've been waiting for a piece like this for two years, and Vaccaro finally delivers one
This sounds almost as if written by you...in fact, I thought it WAS, at first!
...Lots of sadness in seeing these places go!!
...an arm that is no longer nearly the equal of his heart...Incredible line.
Except for the Red Sox fans....
Hahaahahahaa ... OK, good one, but I'll bite ... even Fenway was threatened with destruction a few years back, until more rational minds prevailed. Wish similar rational minds prevailed for *old* Yankee Stadium ...
Otherwise, a rivalry is a rivalry ... thats what makes it interesting and fun ... and for the record, I was just as dismayed at the BoSox possibly gutting Fenway a few years back as I am about the *old* Yankee Stadium
Tee hee, couldn’t help myself. I hate seeing any historic building neglected or torn down. And I’m mostly a Sox fan because my father grew up a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, anyway! :P
I’ve been thinking about this since I read the article.
I’ve been asked in the past if I believe in ghost. I’ve said that what I believed was that places CAN retain a memory of things past. If that is true then that spot in The Bronx could and should be the most ghost filled place on earth.
Hahahaa .. not sure I see a connection with BoSox and B-Dodgers ... if anything, it was the B-Dodgers and NY Giants at each others throats in the NL every year ... beating each other up just for the privilege of meeting the Yankees in the World Series :)
I've been there, within the innards of Yankee Stadium, ... and lemme tell ya, the 'ghosts' are there, really, no kidding ... ya just *feel* their presence. OK, it might be just the mind imagining so-called 'supernaturalism' or such, and it could just be a bunch of bunk ... but whatever it is there is something very special about places like the old Yankee Stadium, or Wrigley Field, or Fenway Park, or whatever is still left ....
(WHOH!! This is the exact same spot where Babe Ruth smashed his bat into the concrete after striking out! ... /laughs)
That sort of thing :)
When baseball was a sport and not a zillion dollar business played by multi-millionaire prima donnas on steroids and ego trips .
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.