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  • Yankee Stadium....Da Bronx....Da Sixteenth

    Maybe I'm just superstitious...but does this seem like a bad omen to anyone else??

    August 16, 2006...Officials from inside and outside the ballpark
    were set to break ground on a new stadium for the New York Yankees

    August 16, 1948...Babe Ruth died of cancer in New York, at the age of 53.

    The Bambino's gonna be upset!!
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    • #3
      No effin way. If we go 86 years I will die (literally I doubt I'm gonna live much longer than 106).
      9/11/01 D.C. Joseph "Uncle Joe" Marchbanks
      Battalion 12
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      Tim
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      • #4
        Getting to work is gonna be so much fun
        Proud East Coast Traditionalist.

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        • #5
          The old yankee stadium will be gone and with it goes a ton of tradition. I think the Yankess should be gone as well and be renamed the NY Senators......LOL
          You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the duct tape.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nozzelvfd
            The old yankee stadium will be gone and with it goes a ton of tradition. I think the Yankess should be gone as well and be renamed the NY Senators......LOL
            I thought they were going to keep it and use it for Little League, etc????
            Tom

            Never Forget 9-11-2001

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NYSmokey
              I thought they were going to keep it and use it for Little League, etc????

              From what it looked like on the virtual tour, the stadium will be torn down and there will be 3 fields on the old stadium footprint.

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              • #8
                NEW YORK (AP) - No tears were shed Wednesday for the historic
                stadium where Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio played out
                their storied careers.
                Politicians and baseball officials who gathered to break ground
                on a new Yankee Stadium shared memories of the old ballpark but
                said the new one would be even better.
                "Yankee Stadium is an iconic stadium, a place where Ruth and
                (Lou) Gehrig played, where popes and presidents have spoken," Gov.
                George Pataki said. "But so, too, will the new Yankee Stadium be
                an iconic stadium."
                Pataki joined team owner George Steinbrenner, Mayor Michael
                Bloomberg and others for the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of
                the new stadium, just north of the existing 1923 ballpark.
                The billion-dollar Bronx stadium is set to open in 2009.
                Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said he remembered going to
                Yankee Stadium as a teenager.
                "I can still feel the joy and excitement as I stared in wonder
                at the field, perfect in every way," he said. "And there in
                center field stood the hero of my boyhood, the great Joe DiMaggio.
                ... Yankee Stadium is an American monument that has endured for 84
                years. Today we are breaking ground on a new Yankee Stadium, a new
                monument and new memories for the coming generations of fans."
                Steinbrenner, who complained of the heat, was brief.
                "It's a pleasure to give this to you people," he said. "Enjoy
                the new stadium. I hope it's wonderful."
                The Yankees displayed a congratulatory message from President
                Bush on the center-field scoreboard during the second inning of
                Wednesday night's game against Baltimore. There were some boos from
                the crowd.
                Before the game, Yankees manager Joe Torre talked about the old
                ballpark, and the one being built.
                "This is a special place. There's no question. But all the
                renderings I've seen of that new ballpark, it's going to be
                exciting," he said. "The guys who are going to play in these next
                couple years and go over there, I'm sure it's going to be a big
                change for them."
                Yankees legend Yogi Berra, superfan Billy Crystal and
                81-year-old stadium fixture Freddy Schuman, who patrols the stands
                with homemade signs, attended the 90-minute ceremony but did not
                speak.
                Schuman, who banged on his trademark frying pan during applause,
                said later he approved of the new ballpark.
                "I feel about the old stadium, but this is progress," he said.
                The groundbreaking came a day after a state Supreme Court judge
                denied opponents a temporary restraining order that would have
                blocked construction. He found there was no legal bar to cutting
                down trees to permit a project that benefits the city and the local
                community.
                A few dozen demonstrators carried signs and chanted, "Save our
                parks," during Wednesday's ceremony, but police kept them far
                enough away that they could not be heard by the participants.
                In Mullaly Park, most of which will be lost to the new ballpark,
                tennis instructor Sam Fumi said he hoped the politicians would keep
                their promise to move the tennis courts to a new park nearby.
                "We will relocate somewhere, but right now we don't know," he
                said. "It's sad."
                Manuel Perez, a lifelong neighborhood resident who was playing
                with his two children in the park, said the area's resurgence had
                meant only higher rents and other costs of living and a new stadium
                was unlikely to help.
                "It's not going to do anything for my community," he said.
                "Whether we say yes or whether we say no, they're going to do it
                anyway."
                The 53,000-seat open-air ballpark will replace one of the most
                famous sports arenas in the world, christened with a Ruth home run
                on Opening Day. Designers plan to restore several elements of the
                original stadium, including the frieze that hung from the roof,
                that were lost in a 1970s remodeling.
                Yankee Stadium is the third-oldest ballpark in the major
                leagues, trailing Boston's Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago's Wrigley
                Field (1914).
                The city and state are contributing more than $200 million to
                the project, including infrastructure improvements. The Yankees
                will pay the rest, financed through taxable and tax-exempt bonds.
                Until a dozen years ago, Steinbrenner had denigrated the
                neighborhood as dangerous and threatened to move the team to
                Manhattan or northern New Jersey. But the Yankees expect to draw
                more than 4 million fans to the stadium this year, making it the
                eighth consecutive season topping 3 million.
                The new stadium will have fewer seats than the current capacity,
                57,478, but more luxury boxes. Chief operating officer Lonn Trost
                said the ballpark would continue to be called Yankee Stadium rather
                than be named for the highest corporate bidder, though parts of the
                park would be sponsored.
                Construction of the new stadium will involve paving over large
                portions of Macombs Dam Park and Mullaly Park and cutting down
                about 400 mature oak trees. The Yankees are to offset the loss of
                the parks by building new parkland, including three ball fields at
                the site of the current Yankee Stadium, which will be dismantled.
                Backers say the project will create an estimated 3,600
                construction jobs and 900 permanent jobs. But the plan met with
                opposition from some South Bronx neighbors and parks advocates.
                Geoffrey Croft, president of New York City Parks Advocates, said
                the stadium foes would appeal Tuesday's ruling and file a federal
                lawsuit.
                "The Yankees were never required to consider practical
                alternatives to the taking of parkland," he said.
                Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
                Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

                *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
                On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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                • #9
                  I must have been sleeping when they announced that they would tear down the old stadium. Here's more info:

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Yankee_Stadium
                  Tom

                  Never Forget 9-11-2001

                  Stay safe out there!

                  IACOJ Member

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                  • #10
                    Guess its time to start getting out to a bunch of ballgames again before they tear her down.
                    9/11/01 D.C. Joseph "Uncle Joe" Marchbanks
                    Battalion 12
                    Heaven In Harlem

                    Tim
                    CFD #143

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                    • #11
                      I had heard that they are going to try to save some of the really iconic things like the white fence looking stuff that goes around the stadium. This sucks, i could care less if the new stadium has lazy boys and beer taps at the seats I love yankee stadium and hate to see it go. I am not a redsox fan but again I love the stadium cause of its history just like yankee stadium. These old stadiums are the classic american image, coke and a hot dog and a great game, doesn't get any better than that. I just hope they dont give it some stupid corporate name.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 38ffems
                        I just hope they dont give it some stupid corporate name.
                        GOOD POINT! I never even thought of that. I can see it now "Bloomturd Stadium"
                        9/11/01 D.C. Joseph "Uncle Joe" Marchbanks
                        Battalion 12
                        Heaven In Harlem

                        Tim
                        CFD #143

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                        • #13
                          how about (we spend more the your team ballpark)
                          You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the duct tape.

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                          • #14
                            Blah Blah Blah

                            Win some World Championships and you can have money too!
                            9/11/01 D.C. Joseph "Uncle Joe" Marchbanks
                            Battalion 12
                            Heaven In Harlem

                            Tim
                            CFD #143

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                            • #15
                              If they want a classy stadium they should put a green monster in it
                              If I'm not here I'm on http://ctfire-ems.com/indexc.php

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