Sunday, September 21, 2008

We are all New York Yankees

(Yeah, BoSox fans, go cry for a few sentences.) They shone, they stunk, they rocked, they made you want to cauterize every damn brain cell that holds the baseball stuff: They will still be the Yankees next year, I reckon, but they're not ever again going to be the Yankees of Yankee Stadium. Last time I was there I dropped $20 of beer on some poor bastard after slipping on the upper-deck steps; it's a fond memory of baseball's cathedral -- which, like most medieval buildings, is more pleasant to contemplate from the outside. Moving on. (Okay, Boston fans, you're safe to start reading again...)

2 comments:

Arminda said...

Bernie and Jeter sitting together in the dugout during the pre-show...for one brief shining (ridiculously HOT) moment, all was well in my world....

Jeff Trexler said...

"which, like most medieval buildings, is more pleasant to contemplate from the outside."

Exactly right. It was, in its refurbished guts, a 1970s stadium--for the most part a dreary cattle-herder unless you got to hang out at the Stadium Club, and even that was showing its age.

It was well past time for a new stadium, and I was heartened by the news that the old one will be demolished to restore the lost park area.

Still, a Hard Rock Cafe??????