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  • Moderators,

    We have post-after-post about the dimensions of OYS here that have absolutely nothing to do with the demo of RYS.

    Can you move them to the pre-renovation YS thread??

    Thx.

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    • I got to the stadium at 6:30 last night in the pouring rain. I didn't see any 'save the gate' people, but I did see demo prep work at the gate itself. The netting is up covering the entire thing and there's scaffolding up above it. I don't get the feeling the deconstruction forces have any intention of saving this gate or anything else.

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      • Originally posted by stadiumbuilder View Post
        I got to the stadium at 6:30 last night in the pouring rain. I didn't see any 'save the gate' people, but I did see demo prep work at the gate itself. The netting is up covering the entire thing and there's scaffolding up above it. I don't get the feeling the deconstruction forces have any intention of saving this gate or anything else.
        Not to make light of a sad situation but those guys probably went home after they saw the scaffolding and netting up on there. Gate 2 will more than likely be destroyed.

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        • Originally posted by cgcoyne2 View Post
          OK, I found it. I was slightly off.

          Up until 1931 maybe, according to Bill Jenkinson, a ball that went past the foul pole fair and then curved foul was considered a FOUL ball.

          The cheap Home Runs listed were throughout the league. Say Babe Ruth poked one to leftfield at Fenway. Most modern day parks that would be an out. Jenkinson used a modern day park as 330 down the lines, 385 to the power alleys and 410 to centerfield. These numbers are from memory. Remember you have to deduct these numbers.

          The long shots that aren't Home runs are when Babe hit a rocket say to dead center in Tiger Stadium and it was caught near the wall at about 430 feet. This line is for all baseball parks around the league.

          The YS short porch is the number Babe hit over the short porch at Yankee Stadium.

          The YS lost are the homers he lost to a deep part of Yankee Stadium. It could have been an out, a double or more likely a triple in Babe's younger days.

          These numbers are all from Jenkinson's book, "The Year Babe Ruth Hit 104 Home Runs".


          WHAT?????????????? Babe Ruth hit 104 HR's in 1 year? Then how come when Mark McGwire broke the record, the record was 61? I don't get it. Did they not count certian HR's?

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            • Babe also lost some home runs if it was of the walk off variety. If a runner was on base and they were the winning run after the batter hit it out of the park...The batter would only get credit for a single since the game was thus over. I am not sure when they changed that, but I am pretty sure the Babe never played under the current rule.

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              • Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
                WHAT?????????????? Babe Ruth hit 104 HR's in 1 year? Then how come when Mark McGwire broke the record, the record was 61? I don't get it. Did they not count certian HR's?
                Mark McGwire lost 257 career home runs due to the vast foul territory at Oakland. Barry Bonds lost 307 career home runs due to all the intentional walks. Jose Canseco lost 5,437 home runs b/c batting practice shots trying to impress the chicks don't count.

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                • Originally posted by bandit12 View Post
                  Babe also lost some home runs if it was of the walk off variety. If a runner was on base and they were the winning run after the batter hit it out of the park...The batter would only get credit for a single since the game was thus over. I am not sure when they changed that, but I am pretty sure the Babe never played under the current rule.
                  Originally posted by bandit12 View Post
                  Mark McGwire lost 257 career home runs due to the vast foul territory at Oakland. Barry Bonds lost 307 career home runs due to all the intentional walks. Jose Canseco lost 5,437 home runs b/c batting practice shots trying to impress the chicks don't count.
                  Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
                  WHAT?????????????? Babe Ruth hit 104 HR's in 1 year? Then how come when Mark McGwire broke the record, the record was 61? I don't get it. Did they not count certian HR's?
                  Folks - this thread is about the demo of RYS. Can this discussion be taken up in the pre-renovation thread?


                  http://baseball-fever.com/showthread...71363&page=109

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                  • Adding the frieze to the outfield getting rid of the view of the el and the unattractive tenements behind the stadium greatly enhanced the look of the stadium and no doubt this was the biggest improvement during the renovation.

                    Sorry Rob, but calling Yankee Stadium 1970s cookie-cutter is total lunacy. I know you're sensitive to criticism of the new stadium because you're so emotionally invested in it but speaking of Yankee Stadium in the same breath as the National League multi-purpose stadium of the early 70's diminishes your credibility.

                    I was driving through New York this week and I saw expensive billboards of the new stadium in prominent well traveled areas all over the place. Who woulda thought the Yankees would need to be promoting Yankee Stadium on the New Jersey Turnpike? No doubt about it the franchise has lost some of its aura since 2004. Whether it's the disappointing stadium, the arrogance of such high ticket prices, the chronic under-achievement of veterans like Matsui, and the success of the Red Sox...the Yankees have taken a hit. The Yankees have never needed a World Series as badly as they do now. We'll see if Tex, CC and Burnett can get it done when it counts because we know guys like Cano and Arod never get it done when it counts.

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                      • Interesting pictures...the facade looks very worn, murky, almost fading with the mist around it. Nothing can be seen in the background, just scaffolding and an old, forgotten stadium that's only collecting dust.
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                        • Originally posted by scooterfan View Post

                          Sorry Rob, but calling Yankee Stadium 1970s cookie-cutter is total lunacy. I know you're sensitive to criticism of the new stadium because you're so emotionally invested in it but speaking of Yankee Stadium in the same breath as the National League multi-purpose stadium of the early 70's diminishes your credibility.
                          Emotionally invested? WTF are you talking about? NYS isn't exactly my firstborn.

                          Your curious hatred of all things Yankees, including NYS--post after post after post--surely diminishes what ever credibility you have left. Can a person really be this disgruntled and miserable in real life?

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                          • Originally posted by scooterfan View Post
                            Adding the frieze to the outfield getting rid of the view of the el and the unattractive tenements behind the stadium greatly enhanced the look of the stadium and no doubt this was the biggest improvement during the renovation.

                            Sorry Rob, but calling Yankee Stadium 1970s cookie-cutter is total lunacy. I know you're sensitive to criticism of the new stadium because you're so emotionally invested in it but speaking of Yankee Stadium in the same breath as the National League multi-purpose stadium of the early 70's diminishes your credibility.

                            I was driving through New York this week and I saw expensive billboards of the new stadium in prominent well traveled areas all over the place. Who woulda thought the Yankees would need to be promoting Yankee Stadium on the New Jersey Turnpike? No doubt about it the franchise has lost some of its aura since 2004. Whether it's the disappointing stadium, the arrogance of such high ticket prices, the chronic under-achievement of veterans like Matsui, and the success of the Red Sox...the Yankees have taken a hit. The Yankees have never needed a World Series as badly as they do now. We'll see if Tex, CC and Burnett can get it done when it counts because we know guys like Cano and Arod never get it done when it counts.


                            What disappointing Stadium? Is it disappointing cause it's accross the street now? I think it's amazing, to be honest. Way better than it's Great Great Grandfather accross the street. Now there's things to do when it's raining besides sit there and get wet. There's the Hard Rock, the steakhouse, the museum, the clubhouse store, Tommy Bahama's, and wide concourses. If you don't think those things are good, then you're weird.





                            Originally posted by Rob R View Post
                            Can a person really be this disgruntled and miserable in real life?

                            Obviously, someone can

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                            • Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
                              What disappointing Stadium? Is it disappointing cause it's accross the street now? I think it's amazing, to be honest. Way better than it's Great Great Grandfather accross the street. Now there's things to do when it's raining besides sit there and get wet. There's the Hard Rock, the steakhouse, the museum, the clubhouse store, Tommy Bahama's, and wide concourses. If you don't think those things are good, then you're weird.
                              So I'm weird for going to a BASEBALL Stadium to do something as novel as watching a BASEBALL game? I think it's weird to think having those things that you probably can't afford to do more than once. Sure the museum is neat, but what's there that I haven't seen? I'm not interested in spending 20 dollars for a dry steak. Don't get me wrong, the place is nice, but its cool now, but they get stale if you frequent NYS. I have been there 3 times, and it's becoming a tired act. There's something about spending a rain delay in your seats, waiting. The anticipation of the game makes it better. NYS feels like a restaurant that happens to have a baseball game going on. I don't know, call me weird for enjoying a baseball game in a baseball stadium. My bad.

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                              • Originally posted by Rob R View Post
                                Emotionally invested? WTF are you talking about? NYS isn't exactly my firstborn.

                                Your curious hatred of all things Yankees, including NYS--post after post after post--surely diminishes what ever credibility you have left. Can a person really be this disgruntled and miserable in real life?
                                Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
                                What disappointing Stadium? Is it disappointing cause it's accross the street now? I think it's amazing, to be honest. Way better than it's Great Great Grandfather accross the street. Now there's things to do when it's raining besides sit there and get wet. There's the Hard Rock, the steakhouse, the museum, the clubhouse store, Tommy Bahama's, and wide concourses. If you don't think those things are good, then you're weird.

                                Obviously, someone can
                                Originally posted by mets16 View Post
                                So I'm weird for going to a BASEBALL Stadium to do something as novel as watching a BASEBALL game? I think it's weird to think having those things that you probably can't afford to do more than once. Sure the museum is neat, but what's there that I haven't seen? I'm not interested in spending 20 dollars for a dry steak. Don't get me wrong, the place is nice, but its cool now, but they get stale if you frequent NYS. I have been there 3 times, and it's becoming a tired act. There's something about spending a rain delay in your seats, waiting. The anticipation of the game makes it better. NYS feels like a restaurant that happens to have a baseball game going on. I don't know, call me weird for enjoying a baseball game in a baseball stadium. My bad.
                                Three more successive posts that have nothing to do with the topic of the thread.

                                Come on guys!!

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