Friday, May 09, 2008

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The other night, Andy, Dick and I went to watch the Yankees lose to the Indians at Yankee Stadium. That is not why we went, of course. We went for the hot dogs, popcorn, beer and peanuts. And, we had optimism the home team would win.

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

This was a special event for me for a couple of reasons. First, this was only the second pro baseball game I’ve ever been to. The first was to watch the Rockies play the Yankees at Coors Field in Denver many years ago (the Rockies lost a lot back then.) The second reason was that this is the last year the Yankees will play in the current Yankee Stadium and I wanted to experience a game there before they tear it down.

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The current Yankee Stadium was built in 284 working days in 1922 and 1923 and opened on April 18, 1923 in a game against the Boston Red Sox.  Babe Ruth, a recent acquisition from the Red Sox hit a 3-run homer leading the Yankees to a 4-1 win. It was Babe Ruth’s popularity that drew over 74,000 fans to the game at “The House That Ruth Built.”

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

A new stadium is being built right next to the old one. It looks beautiful. And, I look forward to a game there next year.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 05/09/2008 at 04:24 PM
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  1. The destruction of Yankee Stadium is nothing short of a national travesty and an embarassment to the organization, as well an insult to the game.

    Nobody should be looking forward to games there next year, and instead should be horrified.

    I’ll tell you this much… it never would have happened at Fenway.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/26/2008  at  08:48 PM

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