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Thread: Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEB View Post
    Agree with your overall point, but there are major differences to a hundred years ago.

    http://brk.nycparkadvocates.org/BrokenPromises.pdf
    page 3 (last paragraph)
    As noted in the project's environmental impact statement
    (EIS), the health benefits from the replacement trees alone won't be realized for decades, if ever.


    You cannot plant trees on top of an artificial surface that sits on a roof top parking garage. The soccer fields in 2006 were surrounded by a true park of green trees.

    These three ball-fields images reflect very few trees but perhaps what is planted does take.
    My point only had to do with the trees around the ballfields. Of course you cannot plant trees on top of a parking garage. LA would look like an oasis everywhere if you could :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Bombay View Post
    the above poster has become nothing but a forum troll.


    I totally agree..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Bombay View Post


    Could not disagree more.

    Me too.. Another troll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Bombay View Post
    the above poster has become nothing but a forum troll.
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man
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    Quote Originally Posted by DN4L View Post
    Me too.. Another troll.
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFanBx View Post
    Wonderful pictures from you once again DN4L, thanks for sharing them with us.
    The park is a blessing for the kids and I'm sure they are very pleased with the whole thing, and could care less what it's called.
    I was at that stadium across the street and enjoyed the game and the beautiful ballpark too.
    Hooray for Macombs Dam Park and the people who enjoy using it, under any damn name!!!
    I just can't believe they did that. No shame, no conscience went into that decision. Heritage Field or Heritage Park would have even been better than Macombs Dam - even though there is history behind that name also. To anyone using just 1/10th of their brain, the perception of these actions, taken by the City of New York, is that they want to erase any and every hint that a great Yankee Stadium once stood on these grounds. I would understand anyone feeling that way, because that is the truth.

    And accordingly, when going there or referring to it here or on any other forum, I will call it "Heritage Field". Those of you that don't get it will just have to deal.
    RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

    NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

    RYS: "No, I am your father..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DN4L View Post
    Me too.. Another troll.
    If anyone on here is to decide who is or is not a "troll" it should be a Moderator. Calling someone a troll because their opinion differs from yours is no excuse and is bad web form. Someone please "put that in the books"!
    RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

    NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

    RYS: "No, I am your father..."

    NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

    RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Bombay View Post
    isn't that parking garage slated for demo?
    Actually, that garage was open on opening day. The outdoor valet parking lot across the street from it wasn't open on Friday or Saturday. I can't speak for Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYFan1stYankFan2nd View Post
    If anyone on here is to decide who is or is not a "troll" it should be a Moderator. Calling someone a troll because their opinion differs from yours is no excuse and is bad web form. Someone please "put that in the books"!
    Consider it in the books. Name-calling or belittling other posters is throroughly unacceptable and can be grounds for suspension.




    Now, I was under the impression that Macombs Dam Park was on the spot where NYS now stands. If I'm mistaken, someone please correct me.

    I am temporarily closing this thread until we can get to the bottom of this. Those who wish to clear this up should PM me with their concerns.
    "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


    Put it in the books.

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    Okay, it has been shown to me that the official name of the park where Yankee Stadium [I] stood has been officially named "new Macombs Dam Park." Hence, for the pure sake of accuracy, we at Baseball-Fever will refer to it as Macombs Dam Park [II] rather than Heritage Field.

    This may seem petty to some, but for those who think that, envision someone referring to your favorite ballpark by an incorrect moniker. It would probably entice you to correct them. So, please try to be understanding and respectful of the accuracy.

    References to Macombs Dam Park [I], the place where NYS now stands, will remain in the "What stood there before the ballpark?" thread.

    I hope this clears things up so we can return to a civil discourse. Remember, we will not tolerate insults, belittling, nor the demeaning of other members nor their opinions. All such behavior will result in suspensions and/or banishment. Focus on the post, not the poster. (<< I'd like to have that credo framed and posted in big bold letters atop each and every page.)
    "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


    Put it in the books.

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    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb
    Baseball pays tribute to pioneer Robinson

    Earlier in the day, Sharon was joined by Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and Angels pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, among others, for ceremonies and a baseball and softball clinic on the baseball field in Macombs Dam Park across the street from Yankee Stadium for 200 players who participate in local Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) programs.

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    Fascinating, the small spectator stadium in the old Macombs Dam Park was dedicated to the Bambino - from the Parks Department:

    Babe Ruth Memorial Stadium, dedicated to baseball favorite George Herman "Babe" Ruth, further enhanced the facilities of Macomb's Dam Park.
    As 'Heritage Field' really meant nothing and was easily abandoned, do you think anyone would oppose moving the Babe Ruth name across the street from the rather sterile, nearly empty (on non-game days), wind-blown, poorly-designed, wrapper-filled bus drop-off area to the new green diamonds?

    It would be far more fitting and I think a nice compromise for Yankee fans who'd like some connection in terms of the name on the new field....
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    http://www.ultimateyankees.com/MacombsDamPark.htm

    Very good current (and historical) site with some excellent images, including a few not posted recently, also an interview with the designers that's worth reading.

    MaCombs Dam Park 2 18 2012 (32) [1024x768].JPGMaCombs Dam Park 2 18 2012 (31) [1024x768].JPG

    Here's some nice dedication pics from the Joseph Yancey track and field. normal.jpgnormal2.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man

    So is yours.
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    Heritage Field was a working name for the project. The name of the new park was going to be Macombs Dam park from day one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
    Heritage Field was a working name for the project. The name of the new park was going to be Macombs Dam park from day one.
    Is there a source for that? Not just asking you 1923, but in general. If someone could dig this up and corraborate it that would help.
    RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

    NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

    RYS: "No, I am your father..."

    NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

    RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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    "Heritage Field" never meant anything - heck, it has nothing to do with the Yankees!

    If they'd gone with Babe Ruth Field or Lou Gehrig Field at Macombs Dam Park I think a lot of baseball purists here would be pretty happy with the city. "Heritage" sounds like some kind of wacked out Confederate museum in Georgia to me. It never worked, never meant a darned thing to anybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawman View Post
    "Heritage" sounds like some kind of wacked out Confederate museum in Georgia to me.
    When I heard the name "Heritage Field" my first thought was of the auction house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYFan1stYankFan2nd View Post
    Is there a source for that? Not just asking you 1923, but in general. If someone could dig this up and corraborate it that would help.
    Andrew Winter's, the director of the Mayor's Office for Capital projects, mentioned that "Heritage Field" was a working name for the project during one of the last Design Commission meetings concerning Gate 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawman View Post
    "Heritage Field" never meant anything - heck, it has nothing to do with the Yankees!

    If they'd gone with Babe Ruth Field or Lou Gehrig Field at Macombs Dam Park I think a lot of baseball purists here would be pretty happy with the city. "Heritage" sounds like some kind of wacked out Confederate museum in Georgia to me. It never worked, never meant a darned thing to anybody.
    I'm sure a compromise could have been worked out....Keeping the name of the park Macombs Dam and naming the fields after Yankee greats sounds like a good idea.
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