A final stadium ceremony

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Perhaps, the Yanks will send off Yankee Stadium with an off-season ceremony after all. According to Pete Caldera, the Yankees may, next weekend, ask Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte to carry home plate across the street. This farewell with the four remaining members of the 1990s dynasty would be a fitting way to ring in the new park while saying good bye to the old.

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  • http://barackobama.com TurnTwo

    eh. seems to be a carbon copy of what the Mets did with Piazza and Seaver.

    Why cant they just let the last home game and ceremony stand on its own?

    • Steve S

      Yeah, except this one is cool and not gay.

      • Chris C.

        A bunch of guys flying into NY just to carry a rubber house-shaped object across the street to another building sounds really cool.
        Rivera’s gonna hop a plane from Panama for that?
        (or does he now live in Westchester all year round?)

        All it will do is re-emphazise how ridiculous it is that the Yankees are destroying a monumental ballpark just to move across the street.

        The Yankees want to inject some symbolism into the move?
        Here’s the symbol: $

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Because the ceremony was nothing more than Old Timers’ Day. It was quite a disappointment, IMO.

      • http://barackobama.com TurnTwo

        oh, i dont disagree. but it seems lame to tape and glue together another ceremony just bc the first one was disappointing.

      • Steve S

        How can you say it was dissapointing? What could they have done better or differently?

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

          I’m not going to comment on what they could have done better or differently, because it wasn’t my job to think of that. However, the ceremony was a carbon copy of Old Timers’ Day, which they have every year. I was kind of hoping they’d do something they hadn’t just done in July.

          • Steve S

            I guess I understand, but in all honesty they did more, they played the last baseball game ever at Yankee stadium. And I dont know how you can memorialize a stadium any better than bring back the players who made that stadium special.

        • Chris C.

          They cold have done what the Mets did, and recalled some of the greatest moments in the team’s history?

          Maybe fly in Charlie Hayes and have him run to the spot where he made the 1996 ending catch. Have Berra and Larson walk towards each other between the mound and dish, and hug, like they did after the perfect game. HAve Chambliss stand by the fence where his 1976 homer cleared……same with Tino, Brossius, and Boone.
          In other words, GET CREATIVE! Do something that signifies the unforgetable moments that occured in the place over the past 100 years. There were ALOT of them!

          Girardi standing at hime plate with the all-time great catchers was goofy, and Joe Torre not getting a single mention was petty bullshit.
          The whole thing looked hackneyed and thrown together, and was almost an exact duplication of the All-Star game ceremonies.

          Honestly, if you didn’t watch the All-Star game, then you’d have probably thought it was a great ceremony. But if you did, and most Yankee fans did, I don’t know how you can think there was any original thought put into this.

      • Chris C.

        All the efforts were put into the All-Star game.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    It would be funny if the Yankees made the guys dig the plate out of the ground. I have a feeling Andy would have to do all the work. Jeter would say that he can’t risk the chance of hurting his face, Jorge and Mo would use the surgery excuse. Besides, Andy is not under contract, he has to take the risk of getting hit with one of those big spikes on the bottom.

    • Cam

      Well, if I was dating Minka Kelly I wouldn’t want to damage my face either. Plus I think this is a great idea. A great last image to have of the old ballpark.

  • Brian

    I’ve bought tickets just yesterday for the 1pm Stadium Tour on that day. What are the odds I get to see this live?

  • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

    I would like to see it just be Jeter. I think if it was one guy it would mean more. With that said if they wanted to use more than one guy Rivera and Posada would be interesting. In any case I would like them NOT to use Andy.

    Sorry Andy you used roids PEDs whatever you want to call them. You used them and then lied about it, got caught, came part way clean, then got caught fibbing again, came clean and then yeah you guessed it got caught again with some different info.

    • Chris C.

      “Sorry Andy you used roids PEDs whatever you want to call them. You used them and then lied about it, got caught, came part way clean, then got caught fibbing again, came clean and then yeah you guessed it got caught again with some different info.”

      Then you went out and had a rotton season, and the Yankees still want you back. To Pettitte, the Yankees must seam like a bad penny.

  • pounder

    If Yogi and Whitey are not involved,then it is nothing but a crass, meaningless display.