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Open Thread: Getting what you pay for
Yanks consider stifling player and manager speech

Tom Kasinski took a pass over Yankee Stadium this week and found the stadium awash in colors. From the WCBS 880 newschopper, he snapped the blue shot, above, and photos of the new home decked out in red, pink and green. Outside of the weird space ship effect, the stadium looks like it’s just about ready for the mid-February completion date. As much as I don’t like the idea of moving out of The Yankee Stadium, I’m excited to see the New Yankee Stadium up close and personal.

Open Thread: Getting what you pay for
Yanks consider stifling player and manager speech
  • Chip

    That’s just us running our standard test pattern on the LED ring so we can see if any of the LEDs are burned out or shorted

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

      Us?

      Of course. I forgot that the entire deck is ringed in an LED display.

      • Chip

        Company I work for in South Dakota is doing the LED ring, all the outside LED boards, the displays in the walk-ways and the two smaller video boards. The only reason that Mitsubishi got the huge video board is they gave them a huge discount in exchange for free advertisement (but we still got the Meadowlands contract, suck it Mitsubishi)

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

          daktronics

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    As soon as individual game tickets go on sale, I am (going to attempt to) buy tickets for the first series at home against Cleveland, it overlaps April break which is GREAT. I just can’t wait for the new stadium to open up.

  • 50

    Das was up!

  • John

    Its looking good…hopefully i can travel to NY and see it this year

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

      Roxanne Geyer at CBS sent these to me six hours ago, long before Jamal’s comment that I didn’t see. So no. No hat tip to Jamal.

      • Bruno

        No prob. My bad. But I did give you a chance to brag about your connect. ;)

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I’ll remember this, Kabak.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        YOU’LL RUE THE DAY, TREBEK!

  • Bruno

    I’m glad you didn’t post the pink one.

    • John

      looks almost exactly like the red one…

  • Tom Zig

    Ben, how do you have time for law school and postings?

    • Tom Zig

      p.s. do you guys get open book exams?

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

        Short answer: I refuse to let law school run my life 24-7 basically, and if I can’t find time for things that I like to do, then that becomes a problem.

        And second question: Yes.