Oct
22

Report: Cubs may usher in new Stadium

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In a rather tersely worded missive, the AP reports that the Yanks and Cubs may inaugurate the new Yankee Stadium with an exhibition series during the first weekend in April. The official home opener is set for April 16 when the Indians come to town. I wonder which luminary the Yanks will tab to toss out the ceremonial first pitch at the new digs.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium
  • UWS

    I wonder which luminary the Yanks will tab to toss out the ceremonial first pitch at the new digs

    I think Ol’ George would be most appropriate if he’s up to it. It being the House That He Built and all…

    • radnom

      Agreed. If he is healthy enough, which unfortunately is a big if.

      Ruth’s daughter wouldn’t be a bad choice either.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

      How about Pedro and Don Zimmer, together?

    • Chris C.

      Absolutely.

      George should definitely toss out the first pitch at “The House That Greed Built”.

      • This is the david

        Roger Clemens!!

        ahahaahahah

        how about commish bud?

        in the house that revue sharing built….

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

        George should definitely toss out the first pitch at “The House That Greed Built”.

        You’re just constantly a warm and chipper person, aren’t you? Do you keep an “Enemies List”, like Nixon?

  • E-ROC

    George Steinbrenner?

    Derek Jeter?

    • radnom

      Can you throw out the first pitch of a game you’re playing in?

      Serious question, I’ve never seen it done before.

  • Bronx Cheer

    President Obama?

    • http://barackobama.com TurnTwo

      shhhh! not yet!

    • radnom

      Don’t jinx it you fool.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      No more politics talk, please.

      • radnom

        ??
        That seemed to me to be a serious suggestion to the question on topic.

        I can understand you might have concern that political arguments might overrun the comments section, but its two weeks to the election and it hasn’t happened yet. I think everyone here is focused on our Yankees.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

          I’m assuming that Mike’s referring to the tacit assertion made by Bronx Cheer that Obama’s already won the election, and not to barring the mere mention of the candidates names.

          But, I’m with Bronx Cheer and you, radnom. I’m cool with the President throwing out the first pitch. Even if it’s McCain.

          (although McCain throwing the pitch would likely be physically impossible…)

          • radnom

            Yeah, if I remember correctly he cannot physically lift his arms any higher than his shoulders.

            Although, neither can Curt Shilling these days, and he still managed to bounce one at Fenway the other day.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

              ZING!

              Seriously, though, how about this: Cubs-Yanks exhibition, have Hillary Clinton throw out the first pitch. She claims to be both a Yankee and Cubbie fan, no?

              • Mike Pop

                McCain is an avid D-Back fan so idk if he’d be willing.sarcasm
                George gotta do it but whos gonna throw the first pitch in the first real season game that answer my friends would be CC no ?

                • radnom

                  We can only hope.

                  Although, they are going to be starting off the season on the road. I could see it lining up so Pettite gets the first start (assuming he is back, which looks likely at this point).

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

                  Yup. Whomever from the Pettitte/Mussina dynamic duo makes in onto the 2009 roster will no doubt be lined up appropriately to start the home opener.

                  We invented tradition; we’re not going to not pay attention to the details here.

  • Baseballnation

    How about the creators of Riveraveblues throw out the first pitch…Either that or Tina Fey who is one funny hot chick. “I can see Alaska from my house!”

    • Baseballnation

      Dough..I meant Russia

      • steve (different one)

        i just assumed you lived in Russia.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So where can I buy my tickets?

  • A.D.

    Either George, or one of the old time Yanks or a bunch of them together, Whitey, Yogi, etc

    • Brad K

      I think that’s a great idea. Great way to tie the old and the new together.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

        Steve Howe, Matt Nokes, and Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens?

  • http://highandtight.blogspot.com Mr. Faded Glory

    Please not Ruth’s daughter. That is so stupid. It’s not Ruth.

    FWIW, Whitey should throw and Yogi should catch it.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

    Danny Almonte?

    • Mike Pop

      hey dickass…ya im talking to you can you say something relevant to the post plz you really starting to annoy me. :)

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

        That’s it, assmunch, you’re going DOWN!

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Irrelevant Non-Sequitur Jones

    Alright, I got it. Let’s do it big. In the first home game, I want all these people to throw out ceremonial first pitches using gold-leaf covered baseballs with diamond-encrusted seams.

    George Steinbrenner
    Hank Steinbrenner
    Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Tricia Nixon, Richard Nixon’s daughter
    Cheryl Howard, Elston Howard’s daughter (I’d hit that)
    Marvin Miller
    one of Curt Flood’s kids
    some of the grandkids from the actors in “No, No, Nannette”
    Frank Gifford
    Mayor Mike Bloomberg
    Deputy Mayor and CEO of NYC 2012 Dan Doctoroff
    Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, Inc.
    Kenneth D. Lewis, CEO of Bank of America, Inc.
    Mike Rawlings, CEO of Legends Hospitality Management, LLC
    August Busch IV, CEO of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
    Michael Rice, Owner of Utz Quality Foods, Inc.
    Mitchell Cypress, Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (owners of the Hard Rock Café)
    Malcolm Glazer, Owner of Manchester United, F.C.
    Dr. Herbert Lütkestratkötter, CEO & Chairman of Hochtief AG (parent company of Turner Construction)
    US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
    Edmund C. Moy, Director of the United States Mint
    Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei (‘cause he’s rich and I’m sure he owns some of this shit somehow)
    The Count from Sesame Street (since we invented uniform numbers)
    Abner Doubleday (dig his baseball-inventing ass up)
    Bob Watson (just to fuck with Chris C.)
    Liza Minelli
    Brian Boehringer
    Mariano Rivera, Jr.
    Jesus Christ
    Me

    • Mike Pop

      Lmao dude you say the stupidest but funniest shit leaning more toward funny than stupid

  • http://everythingbaseball.wordpress.com Aaron

    I’d put my money on Yogi being the “chosen one” for this occasion. I mean, what still living Yankee legend has done more for the team?

  • Gary

    Yogi cannot throw out the first ball. The long, laborious walk in from the outfield to home plate during the closing ceremonies at Shea Stadium that the 86-year old Berra had to endure by the classless Mets with the ever curmudgeonly Willie Mays did him in.