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  • quagmire
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    I am definitely getting the feeling it was too short. Less than 20 minutes left and we are getting to the structure demo. I know they were kicked out by the time Gate 2 fell, but still.... A lot to cover in only 20 minutes.....

    Yeah, that was waay to short. Wished they covered the Gate 2 story.....
    Last edited by quagmire; 04-28-2011, 07:58 PM.

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  • J.E.Fullerton
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    Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
    IMO, within 10 years, that moat will be gone. Notwithsatanding the fact that it looks bad on TV, when you start hearing little old ladies on the bus deriding "the moat", then it's reaching critical mass. With economic disparities likely to only widen in the years ahead (for any number of reasons), I just don't see the media relenting on this, especially when so many of the lower seats are empty.
    Some non-rhetorical questions (I don't have a TV, so I'm not hep): Do little old ladies on the bus truly deride the moat? Do the media actually denounce this, rather than defer to their corporate masters?
    But it will probably be more internal than public pressure that will change the configuration. The empty seats are a corporate embarrassment for the whole Yankee brand that will have to be fixed eventually. That probably means the Yanks will exploit revenue sources that aren't so obvious to the casual blue collar fan 81 days a year.
    Not to echo Paul W levels of cynicism, but I'm not so sure that the corporate owners aren't immune from embarassment as far as blue collar fans are concerned. Why wouldn't they be confident that they can write heir own narrative of reality? Can cries about the emperor having no clothes even resonate anymore?

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  • cgcoyne2
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    Sorry about that. I stand corrected. Thank you.

    Show times are:

    Thursday April 28 2011 10PM
    Friday April 29 2011 1 AM
    Thursday May 5 2011 6 PM
    Last edited by cgcoyne2; 04-27-2011, 12:13 AM.

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  • giantsean
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    Originally posted by giantsean View Post
    If you don't mind some good old fashioned pilferin', it's available for download on the better known sites (can't help it... no Nat Geo where I live). Watching it as I type in fact.
    Finished. I won't give away anything until it airs, but I will say it doesn't disappoint. Sad as hell but at least we get some closeups into a lot of areas that we definitely had not seen before. Even though the documentary buzzes through some parts a bit too quickly, overall it is a tremendous watch.

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  • giantsean
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    If you don't mind some good old fashioned pilferin', it's available for download on the better known sites (can't help it... no Nat Geo where I live). Watching it as I type in fact.

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  • Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock
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    Originally posted by Paul W View Post
    no moats there and if you knew how to work the security the "premium" priced seats were within reach.
    NOT NOW
    IMO, within 10 years, that moat will be gone. Notwithsatanding the fact that it looks bad on TV, when you start hearing little old ladies on the bus deriding "the moat", then it's reaching critical mass. With economic disparities likely to only widen in the years ahead (for any number of reasons), I just don't see the media relenting on this, especially when so many of the lower seats are empty. But it will probably be more internal than public pressure that will change the configuration. The empty seats are a corporate embarrassment for the whole Yankee brand that will have to be fixed eventually. That probably means the Yanks will exploit revenue sources that aren't so obvious to the casual blue collar fan 81 days a year.

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  • The Monument
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    Very cool video. As Dean Wormer said in Animal House, "I hate those guys." Not really, Turner was just doing a job. I will always blame steinbrenner and bloomberg.

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  • DN4L
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    National Geographic's "Yankee Stadium Demolition" airs on April 28th @ 10:00pm..

    http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...e-stadium-4335

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  • cgcoyne2
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    I just found this on the National Geographic site:

    Breaking Up The Biggest: Yankee Stadium. Home to the New York Yankees for over eight decades, the famous Yankee Stadium is about to be demolished. It’s a monster breakdown job.

    Next Showing: Friday 29 April at 8:00AM - National Geographic Channel

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  • Paul W
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    Originally posted by DN4L View Post
    There were "premium seating and luxury boxes" in "R-Y-S" as well..
    no moats there and if you knew how to work the security the "premium" priced seats were within reach.
    NOT NOW

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  • NYFan1stYankFan2nd
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    Originally posted by DN4L View Post
    There were "premium seating and luxury boxes" in "R-Y-S" as well..
    In smaller and more HUMBLE numbers than now, at that!

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  • DN4L
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    Originally posted by Paul W View Post
    premium seating and luxury boxes trump pride & tradition these days...


    There were "premium seating and luxury boxes" in "R-Y-S" as well..

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  • Paul W
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    Originally posted by Maxlugar
    Words like fail and curse do not even come close. My God what mistake the Yankees have made. Pride and tradition shat upon.....
    premium seating and luxury boxes trump pride & tradition these days...

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  • OllieNYY
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    I wonder if the Nat Geo Doco bought or used the same footage that was in the entertaining ESPN 30 for 30 doco House Of Steinbrenner? Seemed like there was a lot of similar footage in the trailer posted above and in the ESPN film.

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  • Paul W
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    Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
    ...What are they waiting for??...
    advertisers, they get the paying customers it will air

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