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  • Maas_Pasqua_Pags
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    Originally posted by DM23MVP View Post
    Who is HUGH? What position did he play?

    As for Jeter (one of the greatest shortstops in the history of the game) and Rivera (the greatest relief pitcher and one of the best pitchers, period, in the history of the game), I think they can more than hold their own and carry the torch for the future of the Yankees. They both have 5 World Series rings in a much tougher game than it was in the 50's, they had to win 55 playoff games to get those 5 titles, Yogi only had to win 40 games to get his 10 rings!
    Typo. Meant HUGE. If you think it was "tougher" to play baseball in the 1990's as opposed to the 1950's, then you are in the wrong universe......... Secondly, my point about the dropoff is not about talent, it is about who will be representing the Yankees from era's of yesteryear? The 50? Pepitone? Richardson? The 60's were a wash.

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  • Rob R
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    Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
    I don't get that. What's the story there?
    It's a pretty well known story:

    Allen also had a close relationship with his subjects. When Mantle couldn't shake the flu late in the 1961 season, the announcer suggested he drop by the East Side practice of his doctor, Max Jacobson (aka "Dr. Feelgood"), whose patient list also included writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, director Cecil B. DeMille and President Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline. Jacobson injected his subjects with mood-lifting "miracle" shots, which turned out to be amphetamine cocktails.

    Mantle said later that Jacobson used a dirty needle to administer a shot to his hip, and he developed an infected wound that knocked him from that summer's historic home-run race with Roger Maris. The injury also nearly caused Mantle to miss the entire '61 World Series.
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseb...iversary_N.htm

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  • Maxlugar
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    Originally posted by quagmire View Post
    De Facto All-Star Stadium, De Facto World Series stadium, old timers day, museum, special events, etc. Again, why keep the Colosseum standing? It is an abandoned sports arena. Unlike the Romans, we do not give a crap about historical buildings......
    Sure and what about college football? OR baseball. Something! De facto All-Star facility would be fitting for such an important place.

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  • Maxlugar
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    Originally posted by Rob R View Post
    . When he wasn't sending Mickey Mantle off to doctors with infected needles,
    I don't get that. What's the story there?

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  • quagmire
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    Originally posted by giantsean View Post
    And why would they bother in the first place, especially if the Yankees were already gone? The residents of the Bronx seem to care the least of all about the place, so without games, who would come to see it?
    De Facto All-Star Stadium, De Facto World Series stadium, old timers day, museum, special events, etc. Again, why keep the Colosseum standing? It is an abandoned sports arena. Unlike the Romans, we do not give a crap about historical buildings......

    Hell, maybe give it to one of the Yankees minor league teams. Shrink the stadium a little bit( by demoing the extension parts of the stadium), and it would be a great minor league stadium.

    Originally posted by LizrdKng67 View Post
    What if they were knocking it down like they are now, where would you want them to move?
    If OYS was going to be knocked down regardless, then I have no problem with across the street.
    Last edited by quagmire; 05-07-2010, 11:43 AM.

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  • RfkFedEx
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    surprised at the amount of steel that went into GS. Considering most of the cookie cutters built in the 15 years bf the Meadowlands were concrete and rebar.

    Not sure an implosion would have been feasible, regardless of the new stadium next door.

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  • giantsean
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    Originally posted by Mastermind View Post
    and what would you say when it was rotting and crumbling- what city in its right mind would pay to maintain a stadium not in use when they can barely pay teachers
    And why would they bother in the first place, especially if the Yankees were already gone? The residents of the Bronx seem to care the least of all about the place, so without games, who would come to see it?

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  • giantsean
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    [QUOTE=Bleeding Pinstripes;1731488]
    Originally posted by Jim Vaz View Post
    I know this is way off topic, but for anyone interested here are some photos from the Giants Stadium demolition. Halfway done.



    i wonder if they will find Hoffas body?
    Fortunately the mob is in charge of the demo, so it's all good

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  • richiek
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    Also moving the Yankees to Manhattan would be a traffic nightmare. It's the same reason why the Jets' West Side Stadium was shot down (the same area where the Yanks were supposed to relocate, BTW).

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  • Mastermind
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    Originally posted by quagmire View Post
    If it meant keeping OYS standing mostly intact, I would elect the Yankees to move to Manhattan at least.
    and what would you say when it was rotting and crumbling- what city in its right mind would pay to maintain a stadium not in use when they can barely pay teachers

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  • Rob R
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    Originally posted by nymTom View Post
    Bravo, Bravo, 5 star post, two thumbs up ,, so true on all that. I htink you summed it up perfectly as to what woudl have been said back then in a baseball forum..
    Correction, not in a baseball forum, not even this forum, but in this thread by the same 5-6 people, some fans of other teams, some pretending to be Yankee fans and some fair-weathered ones we can do without and won't miss.

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  • LizrdKng67
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    Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    Rob R
    I agree ! Could you imagine if there was such a thing as Baseball fever back in the 1920's !

    How dare they leave the beloved Polo Grounds. How dare they leave Manhattan, even though it is only a few blocks away, for the Bronx ! Please, how gauche....da Bronx? How dare they leave the place the Bambino hit 59 hrs ! (That was the season he would have hit 104 hrs in a modern ballpark)

    How dare they leave the place they drew 1,289,422. And how do they reward those loyal record breaking fans....by moving to a place called Yankee Stadium ! Fail. It was so funny that they only attracted 1,007,066 to Yankee Stadium despite winning their first World Series in 1923.....Yankee Stadium fail!!! And it was nowhere as loud as the old Polo Grounds were !!!

    And then attendance dropped all the way to 697,267 in 1925. Imagine in just its third season, the Yankees lost nearly half their fans. FAIL, Yankee Stadium, FAIL. No way do they lose 50% of their fans if they stayed at the Polo Grounds. That's it, I'm done. I'm switching over to the Giants from now on. At least they won the pennant again in 1924, their 4th straight. I predict here in 1926 that the Yankees will be cursed and have a long drought, longer than the Red Sox 1918 curse ad the Cubs 1908 curse. Yes, they may have won a WS in the very first season in the new stadium, but they are cursed ! (I think we've heard this before!).

    Egads, the 9th Avenue EL doesn't even go to this Yankee Stadium. I have to take a shuttle over there from Manhattan. FAIL, Yankee Stadium. And no matter what the Ruppert controlled stooges in the media say, it is NOT the house Ruth built. After all, the Babe said "I cried the night they told me they were taking me out of the Polo Grounds".
    Perfect, just perfect.

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  • Rob R
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    Originally posted by quagmire View Post
    At least back in 1923, the Yankees had a better excuse why they had to leave the Polo Grounds. Relations with the Giants soured and they wanted the Yankees out of the stadium. What is todays excuse for why they had to leave OYS? Bueller? Bueller?
    This is true, but there was plenty of farm land/ open space within the borough of Manhattan at that time to build their new stadium. The Yanks elected to move to the Bronx, disregarding their Manhattan fans. Though we are obviously having fun with this, knowing the pride and competition amongst all 5 boroughs, don't you think that many Manhattan residents were devastated and that businesses around Hilltop/Polo were adversely affected, some probably going out of business because of the Yankee's decision?

    I wonder how many fair-weather/bandwagon fans jumped ship back then.

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  • mets16
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    Originally posted by Bleeding Pinstripes View Post
    I know this is way off topic, but for anyone interested here are some photos from the Giants Stadium demolition. Halfway done.



    i wonder if they will find Hoffas body?
    I'm pretty sure that rumor has been discredited.

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  • Bleeding Pinstripes
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    [QUOTE=Jim Vaz;1731333]I know this is way off topic, but for anyone interested here are some photos from the Giants Stadium demolition. Halfway done.



    i wonder if they will find Hoffas body?

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