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  • Originally posted by RationalNYYfan View Post
    I hate to see the stadium come down just like you guys, but since the process has started I hope they do it quickly. I encourge you guys to focus the same amount of effort in taking photos that you showed during the NYS construction. Since NYS is completed, it is important that we get as many pictures as we can while RYS still stands!
    I might head out there this week or so, grab a few pictures.

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    • Originally posted by Astros View Post
      I agree with you Mike. There should be something more than a marker to remember the original Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, no one in a prominent position with the City of New York, the demolition company, the group that will sell of its fixtures or the Yankees organization has stepped forward with a public plan to do so. No one as allocated a budget. It appears they want all attention on the new stadium, which is fine. The new place is fantastic and deserves the spotlight now. I just think we're in the 11th hour with seconds ticking away and no where else except for sites like this one here has anyone come out with a solid plan with the money to back it up.

      I think it would have been very cool to remove the frieze and place it on a granite base along the ground in its current alignment so people can pass by along a sidewalk, take photos in front of it with the current stadium in the background and be able to look back towards to old home plate site. A flag pole with a Yankees flag could've flown in right field with a baseball attached to it at the precise location of Mickey Mantle's shot off the frieze. Keeping the Gate 2 ticket booths in place with new graphics showing photos of the old stadium would be nice. The new park space should be an extension of the Yankees branding, but it is city property and is probably up to them and not so much the team.

      There are a lot of things that can be done with Heritage Park that would not take away from any revenue streams the Yankees have in their new stadium. All it takes is some money. Who is ready to step up in bulk? The time has passed for small donations.

      Finally, someone's comming up with more realistic ideas. Obviously, they want to use ALL the land for park land. If you just have a flag pole marking where Mantle hit the lights (or whatever he hit) or you have a granite piece with the frieze attatched, that's all you really need. Add a scoreboard for one of the fields, and that would be perfect. Now if only we could get them to preserve the dugouts................

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      • Mattingly85MVP

        Renovated Yankee Stadium 65.jpg

        I submit this photo for the historical record of Yankee Stadium photographs. Very well done, Mattingly85MVP! :applaud::applaud::applaud::applaud::applaud:
        Last edited by locke40; 04-05-2009, 03:07 PM. Reason: Mattingly85MVP
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        • Originally posted by locke40 View Post
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          I submit this photo for the historical record of Yankee Stadium photographs. Very well done, Mattingly85MVP! :applaud::applaud::applaud::applaud::applaud:
          thanks very much! things just won't be the same when its gone
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          • Originally posted by Mike Wagner View Post
            Dear Friends,
            I just thought of something. If all of old Yankee Stadium is to be obliterated from the face of the earth, and the name of the site will become "Heritage Park," what heritage are they talking about? If there is no trace of Yankee Stadium.......?

            -Mike Wagner
            they should call it Legends field or park
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            • Originally posted by Mike Wagner View Post
              If all of old Yankee Stadium is to be obliterated from the face of the earth, and the name of the site will become "Heritage Park," what heritage are they talking about?
              I'm embarassed to say this, but when I saw that mockup of a potential preserved Gate 2 with the "Heritage Park" sign, my first thought was of the Heritage auction house. :dismay:
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              What's THAT guy doing?
              - 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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              • Demolition

                I am excited to see if we'll see anything from the renovation when the stadium is being taken down.

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                • Originally posted by Yankee4life View Post
                  Some pics from last night...
                  Folks, look at the bottom picture here, to the left of old Yankee Bull Pen, where there used to be padding, I swear I see an image of the Babes' face and him standing in a left handed batting stance

                  I just realized the picture didn't display - go to post 912 and look at the bottom picture
                  Last edited by dabx; 04-06-2009, 08:50 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by dabx View Post
                    Folks, look at the bottom picture here, to the left of old Yankee Bull Pen, where there used to be padding, I swear I see an image of the Babes' face and him standing in a left handed batting stance

                    I just realized the picture didn't display - go to post 912 and look at the bottom picture
                    Here's the Babe:
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                    • I see the stance (lower right), cool, it looks in proportion to that chair on the right!! I can't see the face.

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                      • I hate to imagine what price thats going to go for on auction!

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                        • Originally posted by dabx View Post
                          Folks, look at the bottom picture here, to the left of old Yankee Bull Pen, where there used to be padding, I swear I see an image of the Babes' face and him standing in a left handed batting stance

                          I just realized the picture didn't display - go to post 912 and look at the bottom picture
                          That's pretty freaky, you should circle just the image in the stance.

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                          • What's been destroyed so far is not part of any pre-renovation section of the Stadium. You can see this in the picture below, the bleachers were completely isolated and none of the wall that connected them to the grandstand was saved. Instead, a new one was built.

                            Joe D at the Stadium on 4 July, 1974.


                            Richard

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                            • They aren't as close to Gate 2 as we would imagine, keep in mind there is an escalator tower between where they did that and what we want saved.

                              At any rate, I believe they will start on the bleachers before anything is done to the grandstand. If they do anything like Shea, they might start with the dugouts, back to the main aisle on the field level.

                              We still need to act fast though!


                              Richard

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                              • Originally posted by metfan61 View Post
                                That's pretty freaky, you should circle just the image in the stance.
                                Is that a real mural from the old days or are we staring at an image of Mother Teresa on a piece of toast here?

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