Mar
11

And down it goes…

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Categories : Yankee Stadium
  • Souter Fell

    So sad. For some reason, I can’t help but think of “About Schmidt.”

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    That might have just given me PTSD…okay, so I’m using hyperbole, but still. Hard to watch.

    • http://twitter.com/tafkasic the artist formerly known as (sic)

      No, I had the same thought. Then I felt guilty for having it. But…yeah.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      I felt bad until they panned over to YSIII.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      I was thinking the same thing for a second, then I remembered 2009. For the sake of sane Yankee fans everywhere, I’m so happy they won at the 1st year in the new stadium, or Dan Shaugnessy might write a book called “The Curse of The House that Ruth Built”, and a bunch of irrational Yankee fans would be jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge in anticipation of an 86 year title drought. On the other hand, maybe that’s not so bad.

      • Cecala

        Either that or Peter Gammons continuing to this season with “The joke that is the new Yankee Stadium.”

        • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

          Either that or Peter Gammons every analyst freaking out over the first couple of weeks. Yay, SSS!!!! continuing to this season with “The joke that is the new Yankee Stadium.”

        • Dirty Pena: The Triple Entendre

          I’m pretty sure Peter Gammons is still using that. Seriously.

          • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

            he was writing an article about the young pitchers in the AL East (during ST) and he said something like, “Hughes gave up six home runs in seven starts. Of course, that’s completely understandable in the Bronx launching pad.”

        • Reality Check

          Peter Gammons is a sloppy faced jerk.

      • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

        Heh, the new talk around Boston (at least in some article I read a while ago) was that they were, in fact, cursed by Teixeira. And all this time I thought WE were the ones cursed by Tex!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Mike, did you kidnap/kill/eat Ben and Joe?

    The last 5 posts are all you…

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

      I’m in a groove, don’t mess it up.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        That’s it. Next week you’re only getting three innings posts.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        (waves hand)

        Nothing to see here, move along. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        You’re putting yourself at risk for the Verducci Effect.

    • Rose

      Mike, did you kidnap/kill/eat Ben and Joe?

      Mitch: Eat you? What a lovely thought. Hey pass the Phil! This meal was great thanks to Phil.
      Phil: Alright don’t eat me!
      Duke: Jesus Christ, what a bunch of little piss pots.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size
        • Rose

          Just brings me to the top of that thread. ActiveX controls at work block random things…which apparently include mid-page links.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

            Bo says:
            March 10th, 2010 at 3:38 pm

            Good of Joe to finally admit that the lame movie quotes ruin the baseball talk.

            [snip]

            tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size says:
            March 10th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

            Luckily for me and others, I don’t cite lame movie quotes. All the movies I quote are awesome, not lame.

            Now, Rose, on the other hand… yeesh.

            • Rose

              LOL. I do cite lame movie quotes a lot more than the usual guy. Nicely done.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

                You do have an uncanny ability to remember and quote movies that were uniquely awful.

                It’s a gift.

        • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

          what hurts most is those are the seats i sat in most often. wow. i actually just watched that video and found myself reaching out with my hand towards the screen while going oh! like some movie cliche. …

          • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

            why did this go here? epic epic fail by me.

          • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            ::extends hand to give tissue to Brendog::

            • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

              i eat because i’m unhappy, i’m unhappy because i eat!!11!!

              • Chris

                I don’t think you were supposed to eat the tissue…

          • Hughesus Christo

            Did Steven Tyler show up and sing you to sleep?

            /dontwannamissathing

  • http://twitter.com/tafkasic the artist formerly known as (sic)

    The King is dead!

    Long live the King!

  • rbizzler

    Whoah, crazy.

    Does anyone know when the commemorative demolition dust goes on sale?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Those breathing in the dust are going to be tested for steroids to see if the stadium itself was juicing.

  • BigBlueAL

    By the title of this post I thought it was about Joba’s career as a starting pitcher. Sorry I had to, too easy to pass up :-)

  • thurdonpaul

    I hope they gave the ghosts some warning before they dropped that section.

    • dark side of the goon

      The ghosts came over to the new Stadium last summer. Took them a while but they got there.

      • gc

        No, they moved over in 2008. They were too busy with moving into their new home across the street that they forgot to help the Yanks make the playoffs that year.

  • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

    ;_;

    Though when I saw the title “and down it goes” and saw that the video linked to CNN, I am not going to say what I thought this post referred to. Needless to say, this video, while upsetting, was actually sort of a relief.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I thought it was going to be a Melky Cabrera/Marey Carey post.

      • http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w_id=436793&w=2005/open/topplays/archive07/071405_nyabos_arod_hr_350.wmv&pid=mlb_tp&gid=2005/07/14/nyamlb-bosmlb-1&cid=mlb&am bexarama

        (applause)

      • billbybob

        “It” is a great way to refer to Mary Carey as well.

    • radnom

      I too, expected something bad.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    OYS wasn’t a fixture in my life like it was for some people ’round here so it’s easier for me to accept the new stadium. But that video is a stark image of what’s happening to the old place. Damn.

    • http://iheartrerun.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rerun.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      As a YS2 season-ticket holder, let me tell you… I’m frankly embarrassed by how much it bothers me to see videos like this one.

      • Nady Nation

        Same. I was actually having a pretty good day at work before I watched that. Now I’m legitimately sad.

  • Rose

    I wonder if they’ll find remnants of a Cy Young jersey buried underneath the stadium…

  • Rey22

    *Tear*

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Noun, or verb?

      • Tom Zig

        yeah if it’s the verb I don’t want to know what the “tear” was in reference too.

      • Rey22

        tear? ?[teer]
        –noun
        1.
        a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid, serving to moisten and lubricate these parts and keep them clear of foreign particles.

        • Rose

          Just be careful. If you stare into the computer screen too long and/or have the air conditioning on high, take amphetamines, etc. it may dry out your eyes to the point where ironically your eyes water…but it’s not the saline, watery fluid you’re talking about…it’s basically just water :/

  • dark side of the goon

    I won’t be satisfied until we win a championship at the new place. Oh. wait.

    • anon

      I wont be satisfied until we win 26 at the new place

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      IETCVM

  • Chris

    Maybe I’m the only one, but I don’t particularly miss the old stadium. The renovations in the seventies were substantial enough that it was basically a new stadium without much connection to the stadium that Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle and the other Yankee greats played in. Once you get past the history (or lack of it), the stadium itself was pretty run down and decrepit.

    • Nady Nation

      There was still a lot of history and incredible moments that unfolded from ’76-’08 though. Plus, I’m sure a lot of readers grew up with the Stadium, going to games with their friends and family and learning to love Yankee baseball, all of which contribute to making the demolition hard to swallow.

    • Rose

      Two of my posts didn’t go through for this one…weird.

    • Slugger27

      im with you…. fond memories, but i think it was time to move on

      /seinfeld’d

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    HEY…any of you guys in NYC want to saunter over there, reach through the fence and pick up something for me?

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    STRONG MEN ALSO CRY. STRONG MEN ALSO CRY.

  • Jim Cavanaugh

    Hard to watch it tumble down that way … that was the Left field upper deck area, right ? If so, that’s where i watched Scott Brosius’ home run sail right down in front of my eyes against Arizona in Game 5 the 2001 World Series. What a great place the old stadium was. The new stadium is great, no doubt. More spacious, lots of food options, a bar inside the stadium (thank you g-d !)etc. but there was something about the old ballpark the new one doesn’t capture. Anyways, the Yankees really did build the best building they possibly could and at least they won their first championship there in Season 1, so the building was opened under the right circumstances.