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  • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post

    (Photo taken March 6, 2010. © Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
    Why is anything considered old obsolete? European countries treasure their history. It's amazing nobody turned Gettysburg into a housing development by now. Young people today totally live in the now and have no regard for history..and to me thats tragic.

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    • You know, awhile back i bought from Steiner a piece of sod & freeze-dried grass from the stadium, and its in a case and looks nice, but I thought it might be a bit jerky. However, now that i am seeing the whole place disappear, i sit here as i type this and look at that sod/grass piece, and it takes on more and more meaning as each day goes by.

      Now i am tempted to buy one of the foul pole pieces that Steiner is selling. I grew up going there to watch Mantle roam that outfield, and this is really bugging me. All the people involved with the decision to not save parts of this stadium for the new park should have their houses torn down and all their family heirlooms in it burned up and see how they like it.
      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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      • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
        I've seen "staff" at the top of the stairs to the Grandstand sections. They're not at every portal, but I have seen them. Maybe they softened up as the season progressed, and I don't know if they're there this year, but, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have seen them.
        Oh, I've seen them as well, but for the most part they are either ornamental or just very lax. Maybe I'm wrong, but I rarely, if ever see them asking to see tickets and for the most part seem to be there to help fans to their seats. I think it's because you can't get any cheaper seats (other than the bleachers) than the grandstand, so why would anyone want to sneak up there? But they do check to see if you belong in the Terrace, probably to prevent fans with lesser seats from sneaking in there.

        That's been my experience the few times I've been up there. I certainly don't doubt your experiences up there, given your keen eye.

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        • Originally posted by donut726 View Post
          lets just pretend the Yankees didn't just win their 27th championship in the New House. Curse? what curse?
          Real Yankee Stadium was still standing. The ghosts could commute to work. They will not live in the new stadium. The curse starts now. Now that the heartless powers that be saw fit to destroy the crown jewel of baseball, and all of sports really, the curse shall begin.

          And so it was written.
          Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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          • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
            Real Yankee Stadium was still standing. The ghosts could commute to work. They will not live in the new stadium. The curse starts now. Now that the heartless powers that be saw fit to destroy the crown jewel of baseball, and all of sports really, the curse shall begin.

            And so it was written.
            Honestly, the Ghost of Babe Ruth has been eating the garlic fries and drinking beer at NYS for over a year now, and the ghost of DiMaggio is enjoying the company of the ghost of Marilyn in the upper suites of the Waldorf where they used to live. The ghost of Mick is tending bar and holding court at his restaurant, the ghost of Scooter is home with his wife Cora enjoying some of her famous meals, and the ghost of Billy Martin is punching itinerant marshmallow salesmen.

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            • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
              Real Yankee Stadium was still standing. The ghosts could commute to work. They will not live in the new stadium. The curse starts now. Now that the heartless powers that be saw fit to destroy the crown jewel of baseball, and all of sports really, the curse shall begin.

              And so it was written.
              A good source told me that the ghosts of Babe and Mickey are too sloshed to even care, that Babe is still holding a grudge against the Yanks for not making him the manager as promised, that the ghost of Joe DiMaggio is too busy counting his every last penny, including money he made while employed by the Oakland A's, and the ghost of Lou has too much class to make any fuss. True story.

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              • Originally posted by Rob R View Post
                A good source told me
                Exclusive: Rob R's source revealed...



                ...although I don't know how reliable he is on all things Yankee. My research shows him to be more of a National League guy...

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                Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                • Originally posted by Rob R View Post
                  It sure does.








                  Besides the historical references and those many fans feeling scorned, How can one say that RYS was better looking than NYS?? i dont get it. There is no comparison IMO.. New Yankee Stadium is one of the best lookng stadiums ever. If NYS was replaced by RYS people would be flippin out. I'm more convinced its the historical reference that people are in love with cause RYS had many flaws as well and many hated it after the renovations so the only thing they had left was the field and their memories of the greats who played there. New history will be made in the the new park for our kids and future generations. They will enjoy it. Calling it Fake Yankee stadium just doesnt make sense.

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                  • Originally posted by nymTom View Post
                    . I'm more convinced its the historical reference that people are in love with
                    No! Really?
                    Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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                    • Originally posted by kobathecat View Post
                      Honestly, the Ghost of Babe Ruth has been eating the garlic fries and drinking beer at NYS for over a year now, and the ghost of DiMaggio is enjoying the company of the ghost of Marilyn in the upper suites of the Waldorf where they used to live. The ghost of Mick is tending bar and holding court at his restaurant, the ghost of Scooter is home with his wife Cora enjoying some of her famous meals, and the ghost of Billy Martin is punching itinerant marshmallow salesmen.
                      Oh we'll see just how much they care over the next billion years. Or until the Stadium is moved back to its sacred ground. Whichever comes first.
                      Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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                      • Originally posted by nymTom View Post
                        Besides the historical references and those many fans feeling scorned, How can one say that RYS was better looking than NYS?? i dont get it. There is no comparison IMO.. New Yankee Stadium is one of the best lookng stadiums ever. If NYS was replaced by RYS people would be flippin out. I'm more convinced its the historical reference that people are in love with cause RYS had many flaws as well and many hated it after the renovations so the only thing they had left was the field and their memories of the greats who played there. New history will be made in the the new park for our kids and future generations. They will enjoy it. Calling it Fake Yankee stadium just doesnt make sense.
                        I was in love with the upper deck at RYS. I couldn't care less about the outside of the stadium (even though the unfinished upper portion at NYS is hideous). Also, I loved how it felt like you were swimming in the noise of the crowd at RYS; whereas, in NYS, it feels so tame and unintimidating (and I believe it has nothing to do with the ticket prices or type of fan, but rather the architecture of the seating sections). And yes, I was in love with the historical references, as well.
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                        • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                          No! Really?
                          well thanks for proving my point, it wasnt about the stadium per se, it was about the address where the stadium lies. And i get that as thats where the history took place. But to me there is no comparison between the two stadiums so taking the frustrations out on the new park really doesnt make sense is all im saying. I just wonder if NYS was Built on the same land as OYS if many would still be complaining as much, because besides the upper deck that so many loved , also remember alot hated it too, was a scary place to be, the new place would suit that old field just beautifully ..

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                          • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                            Real Yankee Stadium was still standing. The ghosts could commute to work. They will not live in the new stadium. The curse starts now. Now that the heartless powers that be saw fit to destroy the crown jewel of baseball, and all of sports really, the curse shall begin.

                            And so it was written.
                            Ha, come on. You sounds like an angry 5 year old.

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                            • Originally posted by Rob R View Post
                              It sure does.

                              I always thought the outside wall of NYS was nice looking in a new and different sort of way, but this is the first shot of NYS I've ever seen that to me looks "right" on it's own accord (most likely due to the fisheye and the fact that the redundan-sign is obscured).

                              I wish they would reface the backs of the stands from the outside though... if they really were going for an OYS look I think they missed an great opportunity there.
                              Last edited by giantsean; 04-27-2010, 09:34 AM.

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                              • Originally posted by giantsean View Post
                                I always liked the outside wall of NYS as nice looking, but this is the first shot of NYS that looks "right" on it's own accord (most likely due to the fisheye and the fact that the redundan-sign is obscured).
                                No fisheye (that's one of my pics...), just a regular "point and shoot" lens. It's three pictures stitched together. A computer program (Can't remember the name off the top of my head) skews the three images to get them to matchup without seams. It tends to give a "fisheye" look from certian perspectives though.
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