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  • Great work as always. Loved the photos of Jorge. He was one of my favorites and I grew up watching him come through Columbus on the way to the big club.

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    • Anyone get spritzed in the Great Hall?
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      Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

      Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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      • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
        Anyone get spritzed in the Great Hall?



        Yeah, I did, and I even bought a couple of bottles.. (I like the look of having a bottle of cologne with the interlocking NY on it, in my master bathroom).
        What can I say? I'm crazy about the New York Yankees!!!

        PS: Smells pretty good too.
        "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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        • Great pictures as always DN4L, thanks for sharing!

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          • The Stadium needs a better beer selection. But...

            Originally posted by DN4L View Post
            Yeah, I did, and I even bought a couple of bottles.. (I like the look of having a bottle of cologne with the interlocking NY on it, in my master bathroom).
            What can I say? I'm crazy about the New York Yankees!!!

            PS: Smells pretty good too.
            Is your master bathroom made of LIMESTONE!?!

            But seriously. I made my first trip of the year to Yankee Stadium, and after spending some time reading this thread, the experience was so much greater! I saw the cracks in the Gate 4 sign! I saw the massive amounts of Indiana limestone! I found all the great eats and less-than-stellar beer selection! I even bought a banana at the Famers Market!

            Diving a little deeper:

            -I love that Yankees tickets on the secondary market are making games affordable, and nobody is being priced out. My ticket + parking cost $15.

            -Unfortunately, I found myself spending another $15 on a Meatball Parm sandwich! (which I recommend to anyone, it is amazing). I saw the steaks, and they looked good, but a Parm sandwich, fried pickles from Brother Jimmy's and a Goose Island beer (it was that or Hoegardden) ran me a cool $50. For some reason, I cant complain, because lets face it, spending US Dollars at Yankee Stadium may be the most American thing to do, ever. Oh, and everything was fantastic.

            -Like i've been alluding to: THE LIMESTONE! I wish I took some pictures; it's everywhere! Outside, inside, filling the otherwise empty hallway on field level under the bleachers, and supporting my urinal! Makes you realize why the place cost 1.5B.

            -Yankee Stadium II, in my opinion, is as silly and quirky as any ballpark in history. Where Tiger stadium had a unique overhand, Yankee Stadium has people eating sushi in a nice restaurant, with a nice view of the concourse:

            WP_000022.jpg

            Where the Polo Grounds had the historically large center field, Yankee Stadium has....more people eating sushi in the food court:

            WP_000021.jpg

            If that doesn't make you smile or laugh as you walk around the Stadium, you need to go home and come back in a better mood.

            -SOMEONE IS USING AN IPAD IN YANKEE STADIUM!

            WP_000025.jpg

            (its a customer service rep, but still )

            -And to all you mallpark defenders, I seriously almost asked for a shopping bag after getting my meatball sandwich, because it felt like I was in the Great Mall, not Great Hall.

            Overall, a great day at a great ballpark, and a nice diversion to keep me away from an awful Devils loss and a lackluster performance by the Mets. For the first time, Yankee Stadium felt, to me, like another mammoth structure in the stable of MLB parks, rather than some holy temple to the Bombers.

            and, at the end of the day, it's still Yankee Stadium: the only ballpark in America with a view of the Bronx County Courthouse.

            WP_000020.jpg

            (if you're still with me, I want to thank you guys on BBF for making my first two trips, and any more trips I take this year, so much more fun and enjoyable. Learning about the history and secrets and quirks about the parks make them that much more exciting to explore, and make me want to explore so much more. I spent a lot of time on my lap around the field level taking pictures and crafting this post. We are nerds. )

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            • Originally posted by Jgweiss View Post

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              Seeing this photo with the Blue tarp reminded me of Opening Day 2010.

              I had tickets in the Budweiser Suite and entered the Stadium just in time for the ring ceremony.

              I was watching the ring ceremony from the main concourse in the vicinity of Home Plate and security had sliding curtains preventing fans from seeing the field from the open concourse. Is this general practice?
              Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

              Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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              • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                Seeing this photo with the Blue tarp reminded me of Opening Day 2010.

                I had tickets in the Budweiser Suite and entered the Stadium just in time for the ring ceremony.

                I was watching the ring ceremony from the main concourse in the vicinity of Home Plate and security had sliding curtains preventing fans from seeing the field from the open concourse. Is this general practice?

                No, it's not.






                Last edited by DN4L; 04-18-2012, 07:13 AM.
                "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                  Seeing this photo with the Blue tarp reminded me of Opening Day 2010.

                  I had tickets in the Budweiser Suite and entered the Stadium just in time for the ring ceremony.

                  I was watching the ring ceremony from the main concourse in the vicinity of Home Plate and security had sliding curtains preventing fans from seeing the field from the open concourse. Is this general practice?
                  Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                  No, it's not.
                  Except for the one section directly behind home plate, between 120A and 120B. The curtains are always there.
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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 Gary Dunaier View Post
                    Except for the one section directly behind home plate, between 120A and 120B. The curtains are always there.

                    Oooooooooooooh..
                    Such a travesty!!!!!
                    "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                    • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                      Oooooooooooooh..
                      Such a travesty!!!!!
                      How so?..........
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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 Gary Dunaier View Post
                        How so?..........


                        It's called "Sarcasm". It's not a travesty at all!
                        Especially when you compare it to seeing the field level at Citi Field behind home plate...
                        You can't all, because it's completely closed in!
                        "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                        • Originally posted by Jgweiss View Post
                          Is your master bathroom made of LIMESTONE!?!

                          But seriously. I made my first trip of the year to Yankee Stadium, and after spending some time reading this thread, the experience was so much greater! I saw the cracks in the Gate 4 sign! I saw the massive amounts of Indiana limestone! I found all the great eats and less-than-stellar beer selection! I even bought a banana at the Famers Market!

                          Diving a little deeper:

                          -I love that Yankees tickets on the secondary market are making games affordable, and nobody is being priced out. My ticket + parking cost $15.

                          -Like i've been alluding to: THE LIMESTONE! I wish I took some pictures; it's everywhere! Outside, inside, filling the otherwise empty hallway on field level under the bleachers, and supporting my urinal! Makes you realize why the place cost 1.5B.

                          -Yankee Stadium II, in my opinion, is as silly and quirky as any ballpark in history. Where Tiger stadium had a unique overhand, Yankee Stadium has people eating sushi in a nice restaurant, with a nice view of the concourse:

                          Where the Polo Grounds had the historically large center field, Yankee Stadium has....more people eating sushi in the food court:

                          If that doesn't make you smile or laugh as you walk around the Stadium, you need to go home and come back in a better mood.

                          -SOMEONE IS USING AN IPAD IN YANKEE STADIUM!

                          -And to all you mallpark defenders, I seriously almost asked for a shopping bag after getting my meatball sandwich, because it felt like I was in the Great Mall, not Great Hall.

                          Overall, a great day at a great ballpark, and a nice diversion to keep me away from an awful Devils loss and a lackluster performance by the Mets. For the first time, Yankee Stadium felt, to me, like another mammoth structure in the stable of MLB parks, rather than some holy temple to the Bombers.
                          What's great about your post is those who praise to heaven this painfully flawed taxpayer funded handout would be the same ones who endlessly rip the exact same people who brought us (via the taxpayers as always) the renovated Yankee Stadium.

                          So let's give full credit to where it's due for those who brought us the last two Yankee Stadium designs.
                          http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/...=.jsp&c_id=nyy
                          Boss stays home from Cathedral

                          "As could be expected, he's been very emotional," Steinbrenner said of his father. "It's been 35 years. He was a big part of getting the renovation done.

                          Steinbrenner was instrumental in ordering the 1974-75 overhaul that provided the Stadium with the current layout and structure. The $1.3 billion building rising quickly across 161st Street is, largely, a major piece of Steinbrenner's vision and stewardship at the helm of the franchise.
                          Last edited by WEB; 04-18-2012, 07:41 PM.

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                          • Deadspin is considered a professional media website for those wondering.

                            http://deadspin.com/5393033/why-your...yankee-stadium
                            Why Your Stadium Sucks: Yankee Stadium

                            People who contributed:
                            Neil deMause, Field of Schemes co-author and blogger:
                            John Pastier, architecture critic:
                            Martin Pedersen, executive editor, Metropolis Magazine:
                            David Gratt, former season ticket holder (sec 37 Row C seat 1) and former director, Friends of Yankee Stadium:
                            Lukas Herbert, urban planner and former member of New York City's Community Board 4:
                            Joyce Hogi, Bronx resident and 2nd vice president of the Bronx Council of Environmental Quality:
                            Killian Jordan, Yankees fan and Bronx resident:
                            The view from the stands (everything sic'd):

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                            • Originally posted by WEB View Post
                              Deadspin is considered a professional media website for those wondering.

                              http://deadspin.com/5393033/why-your...yankee-stadium
                              Why Your Stadium Sucks: Yankee Stadium

                              People who contributed:
                              Neil deMause, Field of Schemes co-author and blogger:
                              John Pastier, architecture critic:
                              Martin Pedersen, executive editor, Metropolis Magazine:
                              David Gratt, former season ticket holder (sec 37 Row C seat 1) and former director, Friends of Yankee Stadium:
                              Lukas Herbert, urban planner and former member of New York City's Community Board 4:
                              Joyce Hogi, Bronx resident and 2nd vice president of the Bronx Council of Environmental Quality:
                              Killian Jordan, Yankees fan and Bronx resident:
                              The view from the stands (everything sic'd):
                              If you are trying to point out that a respected site like Deadspin is singling out Yankee Stadium, it's not true. Why Your Stadium Sucks was a running series, and covered a good number of ballparks. Also, they love stirring the s*** with posts like this.

                              While their anecdotes are valid, they aren't singling out the stadium. The point of the series is to showcase that, for what they're worth, every ballpark sucks for one reason or another.

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                              • Originally posted by Jgweiss View Post
                                If you are trying to point out that a respected site like Deadspin is singling out Yankee Stadium, it's not true. Why Your Stadium Sucks was a running series, and covered a good number of ballparks. Also, they love stirring the s*** with posts like this.

                                While their anecdotes are valid, they aren't singling out the stadium. The point of the series is to showcase that, for what they're worth, every ballpark sucks for one reason or another.
                                Granted Deadspin links stirring the pot, and you are correct their series was to single out several ballparks.

                                The people on the list who are quoted would also be centric to this topic of why in this part of their feature Yankee Stadium sucks (Deadspin's title)

                                Your other post was very funny, well done.
                                Last edited by WEB; 04-18-2012, 08:55 PM.

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