Out with the Old Yankee Stadium
Like Jamie Moyer said yesterday, “I think they did a very tasteful job of recreating a very historical place.”
I certainly understood the history at old Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth. Lou Gehrig. Mickey Mantle. Yogi Berra. Reggie Jackson. Rafael Santana. Sal Fasano. Twenty-six World Series championships, blah, blah, blah. I got it. But I simply liked other ballparks more. Maybe because old Yankee Stadium seemed a little decreipt on the inside.
It smelled like aftershave and taco meat.
But the new place is impressive. It looks very similar to the old joint. It’s just … nicer, warmer, bigger. It has that new ballpark smell.
And from a personal standpoint, the press box is great and the press dining room food is great, too. A ballwriter can’t ask for much more than that.
The Orioles released Adam Eaton. He had an 8.56 ERA after eight starts. The Orioles will continue to pay the pro-rated big-league minimum through the remainder of the season. That means the Phillies remain on the hook for most of the $9.15 million he is owed this season.