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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
    Currently watching the HR Derby from YS. Just wondering which cities Chris Berman will namedrop in response to a long HR. I predict "that one is halfway to Yonkers" and "that one's on it's way to Bristol". That schtick is so predictable now it's become a joke. I wonder if he's in on it?

    It's 8:30. I'm surprised he hasn't started yet.
    And he jsut said staten island at the 26th HR

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    Chris Berman's schtik was cute in 1979 when he, ESPN (and cable TV) were a novelty. Now they're all a colossal bore and have made asses of themselves.

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    Yeah. So far tonight, I've also heard Hunters Point, Pelham, and the moon.

    Given some of Hamilton blasts, I'll give Berman a pass. What a power display. What I'd give to see a ball clear the frieze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
    Yeah. So far tonight, I've also heard Hunters Point, Pelham, and the moon.

    Given some of Hamilton blasts, I'll give Berman a pass. What a power display. What I'd give to see a ball clear the frieze.
    The way the cameramen are working tonight, if someone does hit one out they will no doubt miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SparkyL View Post
    The way the cameramen are working tonight, if someone does hit one out they will no doubt miss it.
    C'mon, they were probably drinking in the bowling alley across the street before they went on the air

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymdan View Post
    Gary, here's an article for you if you haven't seen it already:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/14/nyregion/14bronx.html
    Not only have I already seen it, but I actually bought the paper so I could read it! (I don't normally read the Times, but they mentioned this article on NY1's "In The Papers" segment so I made sure I got a copy.)

    That was a good article. It's interesting to read about life across from Yankee Stadium from the perspective of the people who actually do live there.

    Can you, or anyone else, post a still from that 360-degree view from the roof of 831 Gerard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    Can you, or anyone else, post a still from that 360-degree view from the roof of 831 Gerard?

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    Cool

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    Wouldn't mind living near 1923 or 2009, as long as I had triple-paned glass on the windows in my apt and a good A/C!

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    Since we are on the topic does anyone beleive that josh gibson actually hit one out of the stadium? I mean he was a B.A.!
    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy114 View Post
    Since we are on the topic does anyone beleive that josh gibson actually hit one out of the stadium? I mean he was a B.A.!
    I remember reading an article a while ago somewhere here on BBF that quoted Gibson as saying that he actually hit it across the roof of the left field upper deck and landed in the visiting bullpen.
    ..."I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
    Currently watching the HR Derby from YS. Just wondering which cities Chris Berman will namedrop in response to a long HR. I predict "that one is halfway to Yonkers" and "that one's on it's way to Bristol". That schtick is so predictable now it's become a joke. I wonder if he's in on it?

    It's 8:30. I'm surprised he hasn't started yet.
    Give him a little break--broadcasting is not as easy for him without his 222s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehrig27 View Post
    I remember reading an article a while ago somewhere here on BBF that quoted Gibson as saying that he actually hit it across the roof of the left field upper deck and landed in the visiting bullpen.
    A big homerun but not as big as the rumors huh?
    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy114 View Post
    A big homerun but not as big as the rumors huh?
    Apparently, but still a prodigious shot.
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    There was a really interesting article in the post about some of the hidden places and treasures in Yankee Stadium including the Gehrig pole, secret vault and the championship banners. here's the link: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07142008...780.htm?page=1
    ..."I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for."

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    The Yankees switched dugouts in the mid 1940s. Jacob Ruppert died in 1939.
    He had nothing to do with the switch.

    Once again, the modern "sportswriters" show that they know nothing at all of Yankee history they didn't directly observe. They'll believe, and print, anything they're told (especially if it's Tony Morante that's doing the telling.)

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    I know someone who visited that Gehrig Room and he said it was amazing. He said the lower area of the stadium just has an intense feel of real great history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gehrig27 View Post
    There was a really interesting article in the post about some of the hidden places and treasures in Yankee Stadium including the Gehrig pole, secret vault and the championship banners. here's the link: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07142008...780.htm?page=1
    You could only imagine what was in that vault. This is the kind of tour they should make available to the public before they demolish the stadium

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    Hey kids! ESPN was so giddy about the All-Star telecasts from YS that they decided to hijack the final game on 9/21 for their own purposes. So the game time, which was TBA, is now 8PM!!

    Are you traveling to NY to be there? Did you make plane and hotel reservations? Do you care that some of the former Yankees who might have been on hand for the ceremony might not want to lay over to Monday? Were you going to take some kids to experience this piece of history that will now be exhausted by the 3rd inning and be whining to go home? ESPN says you can take a royal hike for yourself.

    Yes, I am describing the screwed up situation in which I now find myself: a hotel on the wrong night, looking at at least $300 in airline changes, my wife losing a day of work and my son missing at least a calculus class or not going to NY at all. But hey, it's another chance for Joe Morgan to be boring, for Jon Miller to mispronounce some names and best of all for Chris Berman to pretend he understands baseball. Screw me and hundreds like me.

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    well...it is the final regular season game of yankee stadium and it comes as no surprise that they would show it to the national audience at prime time. the time scheduled for the game was TBA, so it's not exactly ESPN's fault either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut726 View Post
    well...it is the final regular season game of yankee stadium and it comes as no surprise that they would show it to the national audience at prime time. the time scheduled for the game was TBA, so it's not exactly ESPN's fault either.
    I've been told by a NY acquaintance that the Yankees pocket sked for 2008 shows 9/21 as a 1:35 start. Of course, all times are subject to change so screw everybody.

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