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Maybe One Of Those "Super Sweet 16" Bitches Would Like To Host Their Party There
Monday, January 14, 2008
2008 will be a monumental year for the Yanks - new manager, the excitement of seeing Hughsie, I-Ken, and Jobamania (assuming a Santanamania deal doesn't squire one of them off to Twinsville, which with each passing day seems less and less likely), and the All-Star game being held at the stadium. Even more monumental, though, is the fact that this will be the final season played at Yankee Stadium as we know it! By the start of the 2009 season the new and quite fancy stadium will be ready for action, retractable roof ready to stave off rain delays and 3rd-degree sunburns on the Yankees Chick's paler-than-pale ghost skin (damn you, Irish blood! And that vampire coffin I sleep in!), relegating the old stadium to the "demolished old stadiums" pile. It will be sad, of course, because the stadium has been home to so many baseball greats and has been the site of many a fantastic feat, but I feel confident that the new stadium will retain much of the Yankee spirit!

The strange thing about the end of the current stadium era is that a Yankees game might not even be the last game played there. The NHL and IYD's (Important Yankees Dudes, obv) are cooking up some sort of deal that would allow a hockey game to be played at the stadium after the 2008 season is over next winter, which would make it the last pro sports game ever to be played at the stadium before its eventual demolition (sidenote: I wish Cheap Seats were still on the air so we could have the Sklar brothers host that event!). I'm not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, it seems almost disrespectful to the sanctity of the stadium to have any non-Yank-related event close out the era; on the other hand, does it really make a difference? At least the stadium would be going to some use before it implodes. Then on my third hand (oh, you didn't know about my deformity/radiation side effect?), as an aficionada of hockey brawls it might be kind of exciting/humorous to see some teeth flying on the ice while the gods of Monument Park sit just feet away, smirking with satisfaction at the superiority of their more civilized (usually) sport.

How about you?

posted by Yankees Chick @ Monday, January 14, 2008  
7 Comments:
  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Nick said…

    The first hockey game should be between the Yanks and the Red Sox. That's a hockey brawl I'd love to see...

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Yankees Chick,
    You are 24, and live in California, correct? What do you care? You probably did not become a Yankees fan until the bandwagon drove by your house while you watch your LA/SD teams suck the big one and probably felt like a loser so decided to jump on board a winning team to feel better about yourself. Yankees Stadium no doubt is a somewhat “Holy Place” for a lot new Yorkers, but also is just a building that most people are pissed they have to drive past on their way home when a game is letting out because they know the traffic on the Bruckner will be a mess. Many events have been held at this place, way before the renovation in 74-75 and after. For example religious conventions of the Jehovah's Witnesses, would you rather see that than a sporting event? I don’t think so “Miss Bad Religion”. Also I think that NHL idea was something that was supposed to happen last year and the idea got canned. The fact of the matter is it’s a New York landmark that has been host to many sporting events, concerts and religious gatherings since 1923 just because it’s a place where fat racisit and stupid farmboys spit their gum on the grass does not mean it is a place that can not be shared by others. I think you should be less possive about a place you probably only been to a few times and leave the decisions up to the people of NY that actually might want to enjoy the Stadium after the Yanks pack their bags and move 270 feet across the street. The New York Yankees are just a baseball team, a baseball team that over the years has had loyal fans that pay 900000 dollars for hot dogs and 50000 dollars for crappy beer, owned by corrupt businessmen that have enough money to buy great players that win championships. I would figure you of all people being someone that does not believe in religion or whatever would see that Yankee Stadium is just another building, sure a lot of amazing things have happened over the years there and we have spent years of our lives staring that that grass in black in white and color, but it’s just a place it’s is not “Holy Ground” it’s a event center just like MSG, Shea, and the Meadowlands. I think it’s cool if they let some guys that get paid a fraction of what a baseball player gets that actully play hard and sometimes even break a sweat borrow their field to play a little hockey game.

     
  • At 2:49 PM, Blogger Yankees Muse said…

    Hmm someone isn't a little bitter now are they? Its pretty easy to sit there and bash someones fanhood and not even have the balls to sign your name to it. I for one feel that Yankee Stadium is the Holiest of all sports stadiums. The legends of the game that strolled across that outfield From Mantle and Ruth to Jeter and A-rod will always make it a sacred place amongst yankee fans. Yes some people do just see it as a traffic annoance on game days. But most people know how to avoid it at such times. The yankees are a symbol of our time and our country. Many people from other countries associate the United States with NY and the Yankees. I have no doubt that over the years to come new legends of the game will place their Nike's on Yankee stadium turf. But the old Yankee stadium will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the meccas of baseball. It will be a sad day when it is gone and I will wish it wasn't but the ghosts of the past will live on in the hearts of the fans.

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Anonymous John in Ohio said…

    You know what would be VERY COOL? One more Giants game...maybe vs. the Colts.

    Oh, and thumbs up on the hockey game. Why not?

     
  • At 7:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maureen,

    sorry to tell you sweetie...there will be no retractable roof....

     
  • At 12:32 AM, Blogger Yankees Chick said…

    ew you are RIGHT about that roof!!!!!! i just looked it up again and i guess the original idea, back in 2001, called for a retractable roof, but then they decided not too.

    BLIMEY!

    i really liked my dream of the retractable roof :(

    my ghost skin will be getting charred to a crisp after all...

     
  • At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maureen,

    I agree you are too white but seriously, when are you going to come for some games?

     
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