Movin’ the mud

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Yesterday, this motley crew of late-1990s Yankees gathered to move some dirt and home plate from one stadium to the other. In town for the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation dinner honoring the 1998 team, Jeff Nelson, Scott Brosius, Paul O’Neill and David Cone were among the Yankee luminaries who took part in this ceremony.

The weather, as’s Anthony DiComo wrote, wasn’t the most cooperative, and the ceremony turned into one involving more mud than dirt. But in the end, everyone seemed to offer up praise for the new stadium.

Check out’s photogallery of the event here.

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  • pat

    Jeff nelson looks like the harbinger of death.

    • steve (different one)

      hilarious. Brosius looks like Homer Simpson.

  • dan

    Cone’s thinking, “Wow, I remember the plate being a lot bigger when I was still playing.”

    • steve (different one)

      if you watch the video of his perfect game, it was about 8 inches wider on either side.

  • Steve

    Paulie should still be playing. I bet hes just as good as Matsui currently is.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

      Yes, but more watercooler-smashing and less Asian-porn collecting would be a bad thing.

  • Jen

    I was scheduled to take the 12:00 tour on Saturday. They didn’t let us in until 12:30 because of the “Mud Ceremony”. We did get to see Brosius, Nelson, and O’Niell go into the Stadium though.