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  • [QUOTE=coasterbill;1509957]Kind of random but I found this on google and thought it was cool, any idea when it's from?

    Without doing any other research, it has to be before 1995 postseason. The first time the dugout roofs were painted blue instead of that gray/beige color was game 1 of '95 ALDS. I clearly remember noticing that as I arrived for that game. I also remember the "welcome to YS" being added on top of visitor dugout not much before they were painted blue. Has to be from '94 or '95 season.

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    • That picture was definitely from 8/8/1994 since the scoreboard says Sterling Hitchcock is pitching.

      Also, the file name of the picture is ap9408080741.
      Baseball articles you might not like but should read.

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      • Originally posted by 410 FT View Post
        So no one knows where the grass went or where they're storing the outfield wall pads? Is this a military secret or something?
        I was in Steiner Sports' (old) New Rochelle office about a month ago (the weekend they were moving their operation across the street) & I spotted a few wall pads there. They were some of the (shorter) numbered ones & were already autographed by some of the Yankee players.
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        • Originally posted by RichieA13 View Post
          I was in Steiner Sports' (old) New Rochelle office about a month ago (the weekend they were moving their operation across the street) & I spotted a few wall pads there. They were some of the (shorter) numbered ones & were already autographed by some of the Yankee players.
          I went on a tour of RYS after it closed (November 12, 2008), one of the last ones to go to monument park. Something I noticed about the walls is that there were little craters on them. It took me a little to realize this but they were marks from where balls had hit. I found that kind of odd. And yes, I did try to replicate the catch Melky Cabrera made last year.
          "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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          • RobR,

            I've been waiting for you to give me props since you've spent the past month undermining my Yankee fandom. Yesterday a fan posted a random picture of Yankee Stadium from many years ago. There was some debate as to what year this picture was taken.

            Not only did I know the year, I knew the date and the specific game based solely on looking at the size of the crowd. Holy Cow, I don't believe it. I remember this game and the size of the crowd because I was 17 and it was my first time driving to Yankee Stadium.

            I wanted to go to the other game of the series that drew 50 thousand when the Yankees honored Scooter for his hall of fame induction but my father had to work.

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            • If I'm not mistaken the first time I remember the dugouts being painted with "Welcome to Yankee Stadium" was 1993. I went to the second game of the year against Kansas City and the Yankees drew 28 thousand. I remember taking the bus to New York with a chick I had met the day before. It was a great game. The Yankees won. Either the girl didn't like me or the Yankees because on the ride home she stopped speaking to me and I never saw her again.

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              • Originally posted by metsforever7515 View Post
                I went on a tour of RYS after it closed (November 12, 2008), one of the last ones to go to monument park.
                If you went on the tour November 12, 2008 you did not go to Monument Park. The last tour that included Monument Park was Sunday, November 9.

                By November 12 the plaques and retired numbers were gone, and they were already removing the monuments. Here's a zoom-lens shot of the Mickey Mantle monument on the warning track, as seen from the press box during the 1.00pm tour...


                (Photo taken November 12, 2008. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)


                ...and here's a view showing the Monument Park wall without the plaques or monuments. What I didn't realize at the time was that the men on the right were, even as I was snapping my pictures, in the process of removing the 9/11 monument from its location.


                (Photo taken November 12, 2008. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
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                • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                  If you went on the tour November 12, 2008 you did not go to Monument Park. The last tour that included Monument Park was Sunday, November 9.

                  By November 12 the plaques and retired numbers were gone, and they were already removing the monuments. Here's a zoom-lens shot of the Mickey Mantle monument on the warning track, as seen from the press box during the 1.00pm tour...


                  (Photo taken November 12, 2008. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)


                  ...and here's a view showing the Monument Park wall without the plaques or monuments. What I didn't realize at the time was that the men on the right were, even as I was snapping my pictures, in the process of removing the 9/11 monument from its location.


                  (Photo taken November 12, 2008. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
                  My bad. It was November 9.
                  "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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                  • Originally posted by RichieA13 View Post
                    I was in Steiner Sports' (old) New Rochelle office about a month ago (the weekend they were moving their operation across the street) & I spotted a few wall pads there. They were some of the (shorter) numbered ones & were already autographed by some of the Yankee players.
                    Those panels were used a few seasons ago. The ones from last year have not been sold yet.

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                    • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                      If you went on the tour November 12, 2008 you did not go to Monument Park. The last tour that included Monument Park was Sunday, November 9.
                      This is true. I was there in the afternoon of 11/12/2008 for what I thought at the time to be the last tour ever to be given. Found out later that tours continued to about 11/21 or so. No monuments on 11/12 tour, though.

                      Regards,
                      Mark

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                      • Originally posted by mackenzie View Post
                        This is true. I was there in the afternoon of 11/12/2008 for what I thought at the time to be the last tour ever to be given. Found out later that tours continued to about 11/21 or so. No monuments on 11/12 tour, though.
                        Which tour were you on? I went on the 1.00pm and 2.00pm tours. and have the pictures to prove it...

                        The very last tour of the original Yankee Stadium was Sunday, November 23. According to the New York Daily News, Tony Morante himself was the guide for that final tour.
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                        • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                          Which tour were you on? I went on the 1.00pm and 2.00pm tours. and have the pictures to prove it...

                          The very last tour of the original Yankee Stadium was Sunday, November 23. According to the New York Daily News, Tony Morante himself was the guide for that final tour.
                          Gary - I was on the 2 PM tour. The tour guide was a young women. I only took a few photos as my camera battery went dead. I guess I saw you there!

                          Regards,
                          Mark

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                          • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                            Which tour were you on? I went on the 1.00pm and 2.00pm tours. and have the pictures to prove it...

                            The very last tour of the original Yankee Stadium was Sunday, November 23. According to the New York Daily News, Tony Morante himself was the guide for that final tour.
                            Gary, did you walk along the warning track to the dugout to the clubhouse like I did on the 9th?
                            "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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                            • Not sure I understand your question. The only on-field access we had on November 12 was the area in front of the Yankees' dugout, although a few of us went behind home plate to get pictures.
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                              • news about the seats and other artifacts is coming very soon.

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