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  • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    So, forgetting the escalator pods, what's left? One "section" or two?
    Gary, If the video shows the most recent section being taken down, then it looks like 2 sections are still remaining........ plus "THE PODS!". I hope to make it over tomorrow.

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    • Originally posted by YankeesFan View Post
      Are you talking about the gate 6 windows from OYS?
      Talking to me?

      Yes I am.

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      • Originally posted by quagmire View Post
        What you see there is mostly original Yankee Stadium with the exception of the Gate 6 pod and the top 1/4 of the cement in that video. The original windows of Gate 6 are still there.
        He's right. What's left is the expansion of the right field corner. There is nothing left of 1923 Yankee Stadium. Nothing.
        Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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        • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
          He's right. What's left is the expansion of the right field corner. There is nothing left of 1923 Yankee Stadium. Nothing.
          Nothing except possibly the 15+ foot wall in the left field corner and where the most recent sections were pulled down that may not have been bulldozed yet........

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          • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
            He's right. What's left is the expansion of the right field corner. There is nothing left of 1923 Yankee Stadium. Nothing.
            There's always that big pile of crap on what used to be the field...

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            • Originally posted by Philtration View Post
              There is no good reason why that they could not have saved something from the original stadium.
              At least there will be a park built on the site instead of another empty lot.

              Every time I look at the asphalt lots where Comiskey Park and the Chicago Stadium once stood I think "You could not have saved even a small reminder?"
              Come on….. one gate… a ticket window…. an outfield wall…anything?
              That home plate buried in concrete does not cut it for me personally and when I stand there it usually pisses me off more than anything else.

              Seeing Yankee Stadium completely wiped out makes me just as pissed and I have never even been to New York.
              Love the Yankees or hate them…. Yankee Stadium was America’s ballpark.
              You mean there was stuff from OYS that wasn't sold to fans or given away to Yankees "insiders"? I was under the impression that anything anybody could want from the old place was for sale, including little squares of grass and tiny containers of dirt.

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              • Originally posted by Philtration View Post
                Every time I look at the asphalt lots where Comiskey Park and the Chicago Stadium once stood I think "You could not have saved even a small reminder?"
                Come on….. one gate… a ticket window…. an outfield wall…anything?
                That home plate buried in concrete does not cut it for me personally and when I stand there it usually pisses me off more than anything else.
                revenue generating parking spaces trump gates/walls, windows or anything.

                don't take it so personally, it's only business...
                the turd in the punchbowl
                reality really sucks.
                enjoy the game more...

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                • Originally posted by davewashere View Post
                  You mean there was stuff from OYS that wasn't sold to fans or given away to Yankees "insiders"? I was under the impression that anything anybody could want from the old place was for sale, including little squares of grass and tiny containers of dirt.
                  I'm surprised parts of the scoreboard weren't saved. On the day it came down, I noticed what I presumed to be a batch of bulbs from the scoreboard, and I personally witnessed them being destroyed. (I've got pictures on Flickr.) Parts of the Shea Stadium scoreboard were saved and sold.
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                  - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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                  • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                    I'm surprised parts of the scoreboard weren't saved. On the day it came down, I noticed what I presumed to be a batch of bulbs from the scoreboard, and I personally witnessed them being destroyed. (I've got pictures on Flickr.) Parts of the Shea Stadium scoreboard were saved and sold.
                    Yeah, its both incredible and pitiful that they arent saving more, even if its just to sell to collectors. I remember a picture in this thread that showed two glass doors withe the Yankees logo etched on them being destroyed, you know people would pay big bucks to have one of them. This whole thing, man, i just cant wait until its completely over.
                    I AM SO THANKFUL FOR BEING BORN IN NEW YORK AND FOR BEING A FAN OF ALL NEW YORK SPORTS TEAMS

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                    • i would have loved a bulb from the scoreboard - burnned out or not. I was told that a couple of times Bernie Williams hit batting practice pitches off the center field video screen. Can anyone confirm that. Those would be 500 foot shots.

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                      • Originally posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
                        Yeah, its both incredible and pitiful that they arent saving more, even if its just to sell to collectors. I remember a picture in this thread that showed two glass doors withe the Yankees logo etched on them being destroyed, you know people would pay big bucks to have one of them.
                        The funny thing is that MeiGray, who had the rights to sell items from Shea, was given a limited amount of time to retrieve whatever they could for resale, but they seem to have been able to offer a variety of items. Steiner, who I'm presuming has similar rights, did not have that time pressure, yet they seem to have chosen to limit themselves for the most part to seats, sod, and dirt.
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                        • Anyone know what "progress" was made today? Any pictures or video?

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                          • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                            The funny thing is that MeiGray, who had the rights to sell items from Shea, was given a limited amount of time to retrieve whatever they could for resale, but they seem to have been able to offer a variety of items. Steiner, who I'm presuming has similar rights, did not have that time pressure, yet they seem to have chosen to limit themselves for the most part to seats, sod, and dirt.
                            In all fairness, Gary .... that's not totally accurate. Steiner salvaged things that probably few would think to do, such as salvaging chunks of the CF "black", as well as the Monument Park pavers, for example. They salvaged all the exisiting seating (plus all the seating in storage from seating renovation of the early 1990's on the field level), the foul poles, all sections of the facade, all the signage in and around the ballpark, all the lockers from both locker rooms & locker room fixtures, both dugout benches & all dugout fixtures, all the wall pads, all the bullpen fixtures from both bullpens, all the turnstyles, bricks, furniture & fixtures from the Yankee offices, luxury boxes, broadcast booths, Stadium Club fixtures, .... plus the dirt & sod you mentioned above, too. I'm sure I'm forgetting many other items, too. They picked the place pretty clean.

                            I think they missed the boat in not saving at LEAST the roofs of both dugouts (ESPECIALLY the Yankees dugout) ... if not the entire dugout(s). Railings with the section numbers on them would have also been on my list if things to be saved. I would have also salvaged some/all of the oval shaped metal vents from the top sections of the Yankee Stadium arches, as well as all the cool pieces from Gate 2, including the two shield pieces that apparantly went under with the Gate. Even the square lighting fixtures that lit the concourses could have generated a few bucks EASY! Doesn't look like they were salvaged ..... wonder how far back they dated? Lastly, I would have sold ALL of the facade sections at a more reasonable price than $50G a pop, rather than just offering a few & destroying the rest. That seemed like a stupid thing to do.

                            Anyone know the whereabouts of the CF flagpole & the gold bat?? Wonder who got those? Salvaging some of the circuits and/or bulbs from the scoreboard should also have been done. A few years back, I was lucky enough to buy a pair of "8" POGS & three scoreboard 'letter' boxes (NYY) from one of the two old auxillery scoreboard that date back to 1976. I haven't seen any others pop up on the secondary market since. They are REALLY cool items!! Just have to get an electrician to hook them up on a very low wattage though .... as the "8" pog has ALOT of bulbs in it .... all 75 watts each!! If I hooked those bad boys up & tossed a switch, I'd probably blow a fuse!
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                            • Originally posted by RichieA13 View Post
                              In all fairness, Gary .... that's not totally accurate. Steiner salvaged things that probably few would think to do, such as salvaging chunks of the CF "black", as well as the Monument Park pavers, for example. They salvaged all the exisiting seating (plus all the seating in storage from seating renovation of the early 1990's on the field level), the foul poles, all sections of the facade, all the signage in and around the ballpark, all the lockers from both locker rooms & locker room fixtures, both dugout benches & all dugout fixtures, all the wall pads, all the bullpen fixtures from both bullpens, all the turnstyles, bricks, furniture & fixtures from the Yankee offices, luxury boxes, broadcast booths, Stadium Club fixtures, .... plus the dirt & sod you mentioned above, too. I'm sure I'm forgetting many other items, too. They picked the place pretty clean.

                              I think they missed the boat in not saving at LEAST the roofs of both dugouts (ESPECIALLY the Yankees dugout) ... if not the entire dugout(s). Railings with the section numbers on them would have also been on my list if things to be saved. I would have also salvaged some/all of the oval shaped metal vents from the top sections of the Yankee Stadium arches, as well as all the cool pieces from Gate 2, including the two shield pieces that apparantly went under with the Gate. Even the square lighting fixtures that lit the concourses could have generated a few bucks EASY! Doesn't look like they were salvaged ..... wonder how far back they dated? Lastly, I would have sold ALL of the facade sections at a more reasonable price than $50G a pop, rather than just offering a few & destroying the rest. That seemed like a stupid thing to do.

                              Anyone know the whereabouts of the CF flagpole & the gold bat?? Wonder who got those? Salvaging some of the circuits and/or bulbs from the scoreboard should also have been done. A few years back, I was lucky enough to buy a pair of "8" POGS & three scoreboard 'letter' boxes (NYY) from one of the two old auxillery scoreboard that date back to 1976. I haven't seen any others pop up on the secondary market since. They are REALLY cool items!! Just have to get an electrician to hook them up on a very low wattage though .... as the "8" pog has ALOT of bulbs in it .... all 75 watts each!! If I hooked those bad boys up & tossed a switch, I'd probably blow a fuse!
                              I think Mattingly got the bat..I believe Mussina has one of the foul poles and possibly the flag pole..

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                              • Originally posted by RichieA13 View Post
                                Inthe cool pieces from Gate 2, including the two shield pieces that apparantly went under with the Gate. Even the square lighting fixtures that lit the concourses could have generated a few bucks EASY! Doesn't look like they were salvaged ..... wonder how far back they dated?
                                Weren't they above the "Maginot Line" on all three gates, and hence removed during the 1970s renovations? Or am I thinking of the wrong shields? The ones I mean flanked the Stadium's name at the top of each Gate area.
                                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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