Studying the Stadium

A nail in the Fall Classic coffin
Wang selected as one of Taiwan's Most Outstanding Young Men

Yankee Stadium and its storied history provides the backdrop for a lot of New York City history. From the stadium’s construction to the rise and fall of the South Bronx neighborhood to the hullabaloo over the new stadium and the land deal not to the mention the decades of baseball lore and history, a urban policy professor could make a class out of it. That’s exactly what Theresa Collins, a professor at Rutgers has done. As The Times reported, Collins is teaching a first-year seminar on Yankee Stadium and the social history that goes with it. Who wouldn’t want to take that class?

A nail in the Fall Classic coffin
Wang selected as one of Taiwan's Most Outstanding Young Men
  • kenthadley

    My father sent me to old Rutgers
    And resolved that I should be a man
    And so I settled down
    In that noisy college town
    On the banks of the old Raritan

    …and took Yankee Stadium 101

    • http://salarydump.wordpress.com Joltin’ Joe

      I wish they had that at Marist College (Poughkeepsie) but we get to have nothing, it’s fun stuff. Mets fans.

  • DonnieBaseballHallofFame

    Can I get an internet class version of that?

  • Steve

    Something tells me this will not be a class to sign up for looking to pick up chicks. . . .

    Seriously, it sounds terrific. The rise and fall of the Bronx, the changing ethnic populations, Robert Moses, the building, decaying and renovation of the old Yankee stadium, the players from the 50’s who lived on the Grand Concourse. All sounds fascinating. I only wish I had the time for stuff like this.

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

    off topic i know, but i wanted to alert yall to the latest post on peteabe’s blog about the new mlb gm video game that cash is promoting. sounds kick ass

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

      We’re totally going to start an RAB league. Hopefully we can get 30 people, one for each team. That would be the shizz.

      • aaron empty

        hellz yes. you guys have ps3’s? or xboxes or what? im not shure if it will be compatable cross-platform

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

          I have a PS3. I highly doubt it would be cross-platform.

          • aaron empty

            i have a ps3 too

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

            I don’t have a PS3, but I do have a pencil and paper. We can play that way. I’ll be the Pirates, as long as I can resurrect the ghost of Cam Bonifay.

  • Joe

    The first person quoted in the article is one of my best friends. He said he’s really enjoying the class.