Yankee Stadium will remind you of its impending doom

With Pettitte out 6-8 weeks, Igawa to join rotation
Yanks' wine trumps Sox

While all of you are struggling with the heart attack induced by my admittedly mean April Fools prank post, here’s a sight from the aborted Opening Day that isn’t a joke. The Yankees are counting down the games left in Yankee Stadium right on the scoreboard. Take a look:


To me, there’s something a little bit off-putting about this giant countdown. We know Yankee Stadium’s days are numbered, and we know this summer will be filled with tributes to the legends and myths that dot Yankee Stadium history. But do we really need to have the end of the House That Ruth Built rubbed in our faces like this for the next six months? Fans can’t miss the new stadium, and now they can’t miss this sign either.

Thanks to RAB regular Adam for the shot from today’s postponed Opening Day.

With Pettitte out 6-8 weeks, Igawa to join rotation
Yanks' wine trumps Sox
  • Joseph C.

    Just another way to get as much advertising dollars as they possibly can. Dumb idea, but unsurprising.

    • TurnTwo

      the advertisement would be there anyway.

  • steve (different one)

    they have the number of games wrong anyway. should be 88.

    2 ALDS, 2 ALCS, 2 WS, + the All-Star Game.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      To be fair, the sign does say “Regular Season Countdown,” and there are still 81 regular season games left.

      • steve (different one)

        Ben, since when is knowing how to read a pre-requisite for spouting my dumb opinions on the internet?

  • Adam

    dammit, i read this post before the april fools day post, so the surprise was ruined. i will always wonder what i would have been thinking as i read.

    of course not reading it probably extends my life some.

  • http://justinyates.wordpress.com Justin

    Yeah the giant cement structure across the street is the sword of damocles hanging over Babe’s house, the countdown is, in the words of Stuart Scott, “from the department of redundancy department.” Bad form Yankees staff!

  • AlexCT

    you cant get mad at snoopy, you just cant

  • J.R.

    Anyone see that the yankees just designated Edwar for assignment. For a japanese outfielder.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Good try, but we’ve all had our fair share of April Fool’s Day jokes around here already.

  • J.R.
    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I know, but come on.

      Did you read the comments? Did you try Googling? Tanaka was a character in Marjo League II, and the Yanks haven’t released Edwar Ramirez. It’s an April Fools joke.

  • J.R.

    Well I might be the Aprils fool.

  • J.R.

    Well ill own up when I make a stupid mistake. Tanaka was in Major Leauge II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_II sorry to waste time.

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  • Victoria

    They’re trying to make it seem like a new stadium is something to be excited for. It’s not.

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