The Babe and Co. settle in across the street


Via WPIX 11 comes this historic video taken today at the new Yankee Stadium. With just 50 days left before the official opening of the new Yankee Stadium, the team unwrapped the monuments from Monument Park and celebrated their new home in center field underneath the food court and sports bar.

The team wrapped up the Babe, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Miller Huggins and the Sept. 11 Monument a few weeks ago, and Port Morris Tile and Marble oversaw the relocation of these monuments, the oldest of which is nearing 79 years of age. “It’s a big responsibility, and you can’t mess up,” Rudy Lavazoli, a rigger with Port Morris, said. “These monuments have been around a long, long time. You don’t want to be the one who does any damage to them.”

Categories : Yankee Stadium


  1. yankeesfan1342 says:

    Great scene, happy to see it get there with no harm.

  2. Ben, for the first set of quotes, there is not a beginning quotation mark.

  3. Steve Sax says:

    I would like to start a movement to have the Yankees sign Bernie to a one-day contract and have him play in one of the exhibition games against the Cubs.

  4. Farva says:

    Way to steal Pete Abe’s headline!

    • Ben K. says:

      You know what? I wasn’t going to say anything about this, but I wrote and published this post a full three hours before PeteAbe wrote and published his. Who’s stealing whose headlines?

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