Monday, July 14, 2008

"I Don't Care How Long You've Been Around, You'll Never See It All."

This posts's quote comes from Hall of Fame pitcher and former New York Yankee manager Bob Lemon.

Tuesday's All Star Game is at 161st & River Avenue, the site of the current Yankee Stadium.

It was refurbished in the mid-70's, but has held its hallowed ground since 1923.

Yankee Stadium is baseball's unchallenged cathedral. There are a few old ball yards that come close--Wrigley and Fenway--but none match the majesty or history of the Stadium. 

It closes at the end of this season.

Next year, a $1.3 billion replica will open next door, and the address will still be 161st and River.

But after this season, we will have seen it all at the House That Ruth Built.

Maybe someday they'll call the new one the House That Bloomberg Built.

And he's never even driven in a run.  

You'll probably need to donate stem cells to get a ticket, because banks don't like to hand out loans anymore. 

Anyway, from the Babe to Mo, thanks for the memories. 

"If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere..."

As a Yankee fan, I hope the ghosts will be up for the move.


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