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  • Originally posted by Mattingly85MVP View Post
    For the sake of putting that hideous woman's picture back a few pages....I'm currently watching the Pine Tar game on MLB Network and I noticed that after Brett was called out and the game ended, that "New York, New York" began playing. I'm sure this has been discussed, but does anyone know how far back the yanks began playing NY, NY after games? This is the earliest I can confirm hearing it played after a game at the stadium (1983)
    thanks
    Hi Mattingly,

    Wikipedia says the song was originally recorded by Liza Minnelli in 1977, recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1979, and released as part of a 1980 album.

    I clearly remember the song being played at the Stadium that year in 1980. So it goes back pretty much to its beginning.

    A side note about 1980; a pretty good year for the Yanks as they won 103 games just as they did this year. First play off loss unfortunately, however. Anyway, I was at the division clinching which was the first game of a doubleheader. A Saturday, I think. Reggie Jackson hit one out early. His 40th or 41st that year. In the 9th inning, Gossage was in there to lock up the division championship. I used to love watching him stomp around on the mound with that wildman routine. He was at his peak at that point and the act had to intimidate the opposing batters.

    But the thing that really stands out in my mind from that day was the crowd. I was sitting in the lowest rows of the upper deck, a wonderful spot, and had the whole field and the stadium with both wings jam packed (still a novelty then) right in front of me. But in the top of that 9th inning, the crowd was absolutely roaring. Maybe it was my central location along with my emotions flying high but I've never experienced a level of sustained noise louder that that ever since. And I've been to all kinds of play off and World Series games.

    Regards,
    Mark

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    • Originally posted by Gehrig27 View Post
      Figures, I've been waiting to see the original facing of the mezzanine to be exposed in the demolition and it looks like they took the whole thing down without a trace. I was still holding out hope that out of all the sections that were painted white, there would be that one that was still green.
      I was looking for the same thing, and was also disappointed. Bummer.

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      • Originally posted by 04golf View Post
        How was a court house going to be moved? Seems nearly unrealistics
        He's being sarcastic! The steel alone in that courthouse probably weighs more than(what's left of!) RYS. It's just badly placed in that particular rendering.
        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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        • I think that rendering was reversed and should be showing the RF side.
          Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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          • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
            I think that rendering was reversed and should be showing the RF side.
            So that could be the rightfield, but at least all the lettering is legible(IE not backwards!) :noidea
            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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            • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
              I think that rendering was reversed and should be showing the RF side.
              No, it is just inaccurate. Is it that crazy to think that a hand drawn rendering of a stadium not be 100% correct?

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              • Originally posted by mets16 View Post
                No, it is just inaccurate. Is it that crazy to think that a hand drawn rendering of a stadium not be 100% correct?
                Greatest hand-drawn rendering on the east coast. :applaud::applaud::applaud:
                I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                - Walt Whitman

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                • Not to mention, I don't think I've ever seen an HOK/Populous sketch rendering that hasn't turned into something completely different when the final rendering is released.

                  It seems like the initial drawings are just 'appetizers' to make all us baseball fans go 'Wow look at that fantastic place! Built it!!' and then they turn the tables on us and give us a finished product that is completely different, if not worse.
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                  • Originally posted by RationalNYYfan View Post
                    and then they turn the tables on us and give us a finished product that is completely different, if not worse.
                    *ahem* Citi Field *ahem*

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                    • Originally posted by RationalNYYfan View Post
                      Not to mention, I don't think I've ever seen an HOK/Populous sketch rendering that hasn't turned into something completely different when the final rendering is released.

                      It seems like the initial drawings are just 'appetizers' to make all us baseball fans go 'Wow look at that fantastic place! Built it!!' and then they turn the tables on us and give us a finished product that is completely different, if not worse.
                      Agreed. Cases in point: The WTC reconstruction and the adjacent transit hub, & the Nets arena in Brooklyn.

                      Dennis
                      BrooklynDodger14

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                      • Originally posted by brooklyndodger14 View Post
                        Agreed. Cases in point: The WTC reconstruction....
                        At least HOK didn't get the WTC contract. It would be red brick with forrest green trim.
                        I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
                        - Walt Whitman

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                        • I was at the pine tar game with my dad, mom as well. I sat behind home plate, tier level box, a row or two up. I had a perfect view to see George Brett charge out of the Royals dugout and go nuts.



                          Originally posted by frank72 View Post
                          Strawman,
                          I was also at the Pine Tar Game in almost the same exact seats. 3rd row field level right off 3rd base. I was 10 years old at the time but I remember we almost missed Brett charging out of the dugout because my Dad was trying to get us to leave right after the home run to beat the traffic. Lucky for us I wouldnt let him!

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                          • Hmmm, interesting that the lettering in that rendering is not reversed. So, the Courthouse was put there on purpose. It's not crazy to think that a drawing would not be 100% perfect, but I'm a stickler for accuracy, especially when it comes to the Stadium. Oh, I saw the Pine Tar game on tv. I was sitting in my living room.
                            Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                            • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                              At least HOK didn't get the WTC contract. It would be red brick with forrest green trim.
                              Yeah, but it would have been ready by the third Opening Day!

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                              • Originally posted by YanksRule View Post
                                There were plans for it back in 1998... I gotta say those "toothbrush lights" reek of Jacobs Field.. or Progressive Field or whatever it's called now... but the place looks so much more like the pre-renovated stadium than the new stadium ever will






                                http://www.stadiumpage.com/stpages/yankeereno.html
                                Doesn't she look like she's gritting her teeth in the second picture, as if to say she's dissatisfied with her forced "new look"?

                                Brad
                                "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth." - Lou Gehrig, Yankee Stadium, July 4, 1939

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPwsl8YtxqQ
                                http://www.flickr.com/photos/thestadiumguy/

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