A dugout in the middle of nowhere

Report: Wang to start tomorrow
Game 52: So will we call them B-Hughesers?

It’s getting harder and harder to look at Tom Kaminski’s pictures of the Yankee Stadium deconstruction without tearing up a bit. Kaminski — profiled this spring by The Times — took Chopper 880 for a spin over Yankee Stadium on Monday, and his photos are poignant. Work crews has nearly finished deconstructing the old field level box seat sections along the third base side.

In the Tier level, the seats behind home plate are on the way out as well. Those Tier Box sections right behind the dish were my favorite spots in the old stadium. From there, you could see the entire field of play unfold below you, and the seats were low enough to feel close to the action. Check out the full photo gallery here.

Report: Wang to start tomorrow
Game 52: So will we call them B-Hughesers?
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

    This shot reminds me of Sudden Valley.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    This makes me so damn sad.

  • Will (the other one)

    Hey Ben – do you know if anything ever came of the campaign to save Gate 2?

  • http://161stStreet.wordpress.com Chris A

    Wow, those pictures are really sadening. The stadium doesn’t even look like The Stadium anymore. We have a great new stadium, but I miss the old place, and to tell you the truth I would still prefer that the Yankees played there.

  • Brett

    my favorite seats too. my friend had tier boxes in front of TR4 where I would sit frequently. great view from up there.

  • yankeegirl49

    This is one of the most depressing things I have ever seen.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Here, lemme cheer you up.

      David Americo Arias Ortiz, 2009 – .186/.282/.284

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        A-HAHAHAHAHAHHA-hahahahah-ha-heehee-heh…

        ahem.

        fan-frickin-tastic.

        TJSC, i have to think if you lived down here, we’d be drinking buddies.

        You’d probably mooch all the free beer you could, but we’d invite you anyway…

        just a guess…

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Dude, yes, but WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?!?!?!?

          Who were you before you changed your name? Andy?

      • yankeegirl49

        I think I love you :)

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I have that affect on women.

          Some men, too.

          /IronHorse’d

      • thurdonpaul

        wow, i feel sorry for him
        lol, not