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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob R View Post
    Exactly, and I'm glad you mentioned the part I bolded.

    I've said it 1,000 times here and it still holds true: A couple of people like to romanticize about RYS as they do their first girlfriend (or boyfriend). They want to pretend that everything was perfect and ignore the flaws, of which RYS had many. The same applies to the crowd noise level at RYS. They want to pretend that RYS rock and rolled and shook like an earthquake on every pitch, every inning; as if games in August were as loud and wild as when Boone hit the homer.

    Simply ain't true and they know it. Why is it that nobody acknowledges that it was so quiet at RYS that you can hear a pin drop, during what should have been the most exciting World Series, at least to New Yorkers - in 2000, Mets vs. Yankees. The same McCarver and Buck were SHOCKED at how quiet RYS was throughout that series and repeatedly mentioned it. Not only one game (like game 1 of last year) but the entire series! Yet, somebody keeps bringing up McCarver's and Buck's comments from game 1 in 2009, when the Yanks were lifeless from the first pitch on, and fans somewhat anxious because of the "drought" of 5 long Yankee years (yes, we're spoiled).

    Then you have people quoting Jimmy Rollins of all people! Jimmy Effin Rollins! Funny how nobody mentioned that it was as quiet as a church mouse in games 3 and 4 at CBP! Gee, I wonder why.

    But NYS sure rocked in games 2 and 6! So much so that notorious Yankee hater, Mike Lupica, said that NYS roared and shook like the old. Matt Stairs, of the PHILLIES, said NYS got so loud that he couldn't help but get the chills in his congratulatory statement to the Yanks (the punk Rollins hid). Of course some people here conveniently don't mention those games or comments.
    THANK YOU, ROB!!!! And I think it was either the 2000 or 2001 ALCS Tino Martinez complained about how quiet the crowd was for a few games. Certain people as you know just want to complain and throw the thread off topic IMO. So many people ( good contributors) have left this forum as a result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
    Oh god! All of you (see 1923 & locke40) just SHUT UP!!!!! NO ONE GIVES A HOOT ABOUT THE SOUND. YOU ARE THE ONLY 2 PEOPLE I'VE EVER MET THAT SAY YANKEE STADIUM ISN'T LOUD. NO ONE CARES ABOUT IT ANYMORE. STOP REHASHING THIS STUPID DEBATE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monument View Post
    I first thought about Rupperts plaque back in '05, when the NYS plans were announced.Maybe they should take that line out, just like they removed a piece of the facade in RYS because it slightly blocked the replay screen. I guess they'll just leave it there so that future fans will believe that THIS is the only YS that ever existed.
    They should create a smaller bronze plaque of the famous opening day photo of Yankee Stadium in 1923 and place it under the Jacob Ruppert plaque.....Yankee Stadium 1923-2008.

    We wouldn't want any "Fasionable Fans" to read the plaque and have the impression that new Yankee Stadium was the "Imposing Edifice" envisioned by Ruppert.

    You can't have it both ways. The Yankees decided the nostalgia and history of the famed Yankee Stadium was not worth saving....Ditto for the City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
    Did you guys see that stadium? I cant believe it cost as much or more than Yankee Stadium. Yeah its big, but its a big plain nothing to me. Outside of a lot of electronics, nothing interesting or neat about it. I will take NYS over it anyday.
    Early on from construction photos I could see that the building was going to be somewhat bland in appearance. As I was leaving the Meadowlands on the train back to Manhattan after the December 2009 Jets Falcons game I was able to get a good view from afar. The exterior really is not impressive.
    I think the interior design is okay and the gray seats had to be neutral for both teams.

    The Yankees did a much better job with the money spent than the Jets and Giants did across the river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
    Oh god! All of you (see 1923 & locke40) just SHUT UP!!!!! NO ONE GIVES A HOOT ABOUT THE SOUND. YOU ARE THE ONLY 2 PEOPLE I'VE EVER MET THAT SAY YANKEE STADIUM ISN'T LOUD. NO ONE CARES ABOUT IT ANYMORE. STOP REHASHING THIS STUPID DEBATE!!
    I visited my longtime friends at McSorley's Old Ale House last week and one of the bartenders went to the New Yankee Stadium for the first time against Boston Sunday night. The first words out of his mouth was he felt like he was walking around a shopping mall....Unbiased opinion.

    McSorley patron listening to the conversation mentions he misses the electrafying atmosphere of the Old place and did not get the same impresssion from attending Playoff/World Series games last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    I visited my longtime friends at McSorley's Old Ale House last week and one of the bartenders went to the New Yankee Stadium for the first time against Boston Sunday night. The first words out of his mouth was he felt like he was walking around a shopping mall....Unbiased opinion.

    McSorley patron listening to the conversation mentions he misses the electrafying atmosphere of the Old place and did not get the same impresssion from attending Playoff/World Series games last year.
    Woop-de-doo. I don't care about some bartenders or a patron of McSorley's opinions are of the ballpark. I've heard it loud. I've been there when it was loud. I KNOW it gets loud.

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    Here's some pictures I took from the 7/25 game vs the Royals:


    Grandstand 434a


    View from the concourse


    Terrace 328

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    ...and some pictures I took from the 8/6 game vs the Red Sox (Grandstand 423):






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    Quote Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
    Woop-de-doo. I don't care about some bartenders or a patron of McSorley's opinions are of the ballpark. I've heard it loud. I've been there when it was loud. I KNOW it gets loud.
    The same could be said about your opinion. I brought up a recent unbiased opinion from non fanatic baseball fans outside of Baseball Fever. I could have brought up the fact that last Thanksgiving seeing family and friends...Many who are longtime season ticket holders mentioned that something is just missing at the new place.

    I'm not a stranger to new Yankee Stadium as I do attend games and rarely miss watching a game throughout the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeefan3783 View Post
    Here's some pictures I took from the 7/25 game vs the Royals:


    Grandstand 434a


    View from the concourse


    Terrace 328
    Nice pics....Too many empty seats....

    What inning did you take the photos?
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    The first picture was the first pitch of the game, still a lot of fans entering the stadium at that point. There was 48,000 at the game I believe, so by the 2nd inning most of those empty seats were filled. The other two pictures were taken after a 2.5 hour rain delay. I was able to move around and grab some pictures from different areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    The same could be said about your opinion. I brought up a recent unbiased opinion from non fanatic baseball fans outside of Baseball Fever. I could have brought up the fact that last Thanksgiving seeing family and friends...Many who are longtime season ticket holders mentioned that something is just missing at the new place.

    I'm not a stranger to new Yankee Stadium as I do attend games and rarely miss watching a game throughout the season.
    I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

    But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    They should create a smaller bronze plaque of the famous opening day photo of Yankee Stadium in 1923 and place it under the Jacob Ruppert plaque.....Yankee Stadium 1923-2008.

    We wouldn't want any "Fasionable Fans" to read the plaque and have the impression that new Yankee Stadium was the "Imposing Edifice" envisioned by Ruppert.

    You can't have it both ways. The Yankees decided the nostalgia and history of the famed Yankee Stadium was not worth saving....Ditto for the City.
    Technically speaking, the inscription is still true. He owned the team, and laid the foundation (AKA his vision) for the Yankee traditions that made OYS, RYS, and NYS what they are today. Without his leadership, there wouldn't be the traditions that lead to NYS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
    I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

    But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.
    Don't let a few trolls and bad apples spoil it for you yoda. We've lost enough good contributors to this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
    I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

    But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.
    Take my advice and just use the ignore function. Eventually people will grow tired of what stadium is louder, which stadium had better seats, which was the best stadium, who liked 1920's plumbing, who enjoyed sitting behind a support column, who became a Red Sox fan because of a new stadium, who is really a White Sox fan, .......

    OYS/RYS are gone. They are never coming back. They followed the legendary Polo Grounds into the great ballpark in the sky.
    Don't take the bait. If you argue with an idiot, observers have a tough time telling who's who after a while ! And that includes me !!! I hope I have made several ignore lists !

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    Does this plaque belong in New Yankee Stadium's Monument Park?

    Displaying this plaque in New Yankee Stadium should be considered misleading to the casual observer.
    It's a legitimate question. As much as I'm on record about the present facility being Fake Yankee Stadium Fail, my first response would be that the monuments and plaques are sacred and should not be altered, especially since they are artifacts from the original. The Ruppert plaque was put up in 1940, at which time Yankee Stadium was in its 18th season. I know DiMaggio's and Mantle's plaques were subsequently replaced by monuments, but that's not the same thing.

    However, there is a precedent... the Hall of Fame replaced Jackie Robinson's plaque in 2008 to better reflect his impact on the game...



    ...whereas the original 1962 plaque...



    ...just concentrated on his playing career (at Robinson's request).

    So if they could do it in Cooperstown, they could do it in the Bronx. (Not that I'm saying they should.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    It's a legitimate question. As much as I'm on record about the present facility being Fake Yankee Stadium Fail, my first response would be that the monuments and plaques are sacred and should not be altered, especially since they are artifacts from the original. The Ruppert plaque was put up in 1940, at which time Yankee Stadium was in its 18th season. I know DiMaggio's and Mantle's plaques were subsequently replaced by monuments, but that's not the same thing.

    However, there is a precedent... the Hall of Fame replaced Jackie Robinson's plaque in 2008 to better reflect his impact on the game...



    ...whereas the original 1962 plaque...



    ...just concentrated on his playing career (at Robinson's request).

    So if they could do it in Cooperstown, they could do it in the Bronx. (Not that I'm saying they should.)
    You know, I understand why they did it, but it still seams wrong to me that since Jackie requested they only focus on his playing carear, that they would go back and change that after he can't say anything about it. He doesn't want to be remembered for breaking the color barrier, but he certianly doesn't want people to forget that he was a great ballplayer, and not just some shmuck picked by the dodgers so they could say they were "first". I don't know, I guess it's just my feeling that you respect the wishes of the dead.

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    I believe the Lou Gehrig plaque says something about his record consecutive game streak is a record that will never be broken. Should they change that too? I dont believe in changing these, as history always advances and things change, but the plaques should stay in their original form in my opinion.
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    Sweet! Bought Legend seats section 27A Row 3 for Saturdays game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    The new Meadowlands rocked louder for Monday's Pre-Season Jets/Giants game in comparison to Yankee Stadium during the 2009 World Series games 1 and 2.


    That is one big crock of nonsense!!!
    I was there for all three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Last edited by milladrive; 08-19-2010 at 10:34 AM. Reason: removed profanity
    "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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