Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Historic Week for Yankee Stadium

It is truly a sad week for baseball.

Later this week, the All-Star game will be held at historic Yankee Stadium for the last time.

The Stadium, "That Ruth Built," that saw Lou Gehrig declare himself the "luckiest man on the face of the Earth," the same stadium that saw Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin fight in the dugdout, that saw George Brett go bonkers after the "Pine Tar" incindent, the stadium that saw Jeffery Maier become a household legend in New York, and the most wanted man in Baltimore, and the same stadium that saw President George W. Bush throw out the most emotional first pitch in baseball, in the first Yankee game back from September 11th, will be gone at the end of the year.

The era of new, state-of the art ballparks, is finally hitting one of the most historic parks in the MLB, as the Yankees will no longer play in Yankee stadium.

Even if you are not a Yankee fan, or even like baseball, and as the city of New York decides to build a "new" Yankee Stadium, remember, that historical stadiums like this one, are slowly being done away with, and as teams all over the league, give in, and build new parks, I urge all you to remember the times you saw in your own ballparks...even if they dont stand anymore.

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