Perfect, just perfect.Rob R
I agree ! Could you imagine if there was such a thing as Baseball fever back in the 1920's !
How dare they leave the beloved Polo Grounds. How dare they leave Manhattan, even though it is only a few blocks away, for the Bronx ! Please, how gauche....da Bronx? How dare they leave the place the Bambino hit 59 hrs ! (That was the season he would have hit 104 hrs in a modern ballpark)
How dare they leave the place they drew 1,289,422. And how do they reward those loyal record breaking fans....by moving to a place called Yankee Stadium ! Fail. It was so funny that they only attracted 1,007,066 to Yankee Stadium despite winning their first World Series in 1923.....Yankee Stadium fail!!! And it was nowhere as loud as the old Polo Grounds were !!!
And then attendance dropped all the way to 697,267 in 1925. Imagine in just its third season, the Yankees lost nearly half their fans. FAIL, Yankee Stadium, FAIL. No way do they lose 50% of their fans if they stayed at the Polo Grounds. That's it, I'm done. I'm switching over to the Giants from now on. At least they won the pennant again in 1924, their 4th straight. I predict here in 1926 that the Yankees will be cursed and have a long drought, longer than the Red Sox 1918 curse ad the Cubs 1908 curse. Yes, they may have won a WS in the very first season in the new stadium, but they are cursed ! (I think we've heard this before!).
Egads, the 9th Avenue EL doesn't even go to this Yankee Stadium. I have to take a shuttle over there from Manhattan. FAIL, Yankee Stadium. And no matter what the Ruppert controlled stooges in the media say, it is NOT the house Ruth built. After all, the Babe said "I cried the night they told me they were taking me out of the Polo Grounds".