Out with the Old Yankee Stadium

yankee stadium great hall.jpgI like the new 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.

Small.

Old.

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.

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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.

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8 Comments

Adam come back, we need a closer. All is forgiven.

Too bad Eaton didn’t realize that he is probably finished as a pitcher. He seems like a nice person, and didn’t deserve all the flack he got from the fans here in Philly.

Todd, You are comparing the new park to the old park. In your opinion, how does it compare to CBP or to sports complexes around the world? I think they did a mediocre job.

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Ny Times Architectural Review:
This guy does his best not to say he doesn’t like either stadium . He gives them soft praise. “All in all, the new Yankee Stadium may be an austere, even intimidating place, but there’s nothing tacky about it. It’s straightforward, paint-by-numbers architecture.”
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Mediocre especially for the outrageous amount of money spent on it that could have gone to much better uses.

NY Times Architectural Review

Two New Baseball Palaces, One Stoic, One Scrappy

This guy does his best not to say he doesn’t like either stadium . He gives them soft praise. “All in all, the new Yankee Stadium may be an austere, even intimidating place, but there’s nothing tacky about it. It’s straightforward, paint-by-numbers architecture.”
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