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  • The first picture was the first pitch of the game, still a lot of fans entering the stadium at that point. There was 48,000 at the game I believe, so by the 2nd inning most of those empty seats were filled. The other two pictures were taken after a 2.5 hour rain delay. I was able to move around and grab some pictures from different areas.

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    • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
      The same could be said about your opinion. I brought up a recent unbiased opinion from non fanatic baseball fans outside of Baseball Fever. I could have brought up the fact that last Thanksgiving seeing family and friends...Many who are longtime season ticket holders mentioned that something is just missing at the new place.

      I'm not a stranger to new Yankee Stadium as I do attend games and rarely miss watching a game throughout the season.
      I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

      But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.
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      • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
        They should create a smaller bronze plaque of the famous opening day photo of Yankee Stadium in 1923 and place it under the Jacob Ruppert plaque.....Yankee Stadium 1923-2008.

        We wouldn't want any "Fasionable Fans" to read the plaque and have the impression that new Yankee Stadium was the "Imposing Edifice" envisioned by Ruppert.

        You can't have it both ways. The Yankees decided the nostalgia and history of the famed Yankee Stadium was not worth saving....Ditto for the City.
        Technically speaking, the inscription is still true. He owned the team, and laid the foundation (AKA his vision) for the Yankee traditions that made OYS, RYS, and NYS what they are today. Without his leadership, there wouldn't be the traditions that lead to NYS.

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        • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
          I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

          But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.
          Don't let a few trolls and bad apples spoil it for you yoda. We've lost enough good contributors to this forum.
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          • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
            I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

            But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.
            Take my advice and just use the ignore function. Eventually people will grow tired of what stadium is louder, which stadium had better seats, which was the best stadium, who liked 1920's plumbing, who enjoyed sitting behind a support column, who became a Red Sox fan because of a new stadium, who is really a White Sox fan, .......

            OYS/RYS are gone. They are never coming back. They followed the legendary Polo Grounds into the great ballpark in the sky.
            Don't take the bait. If you argue with an idiot, observers have a tough time telling who's who after a while ! And that includes me !!! I hope I have made several ignore lists !

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            • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
              Does this plaque belong in New Yankee Stadium's Monument Park?

              Displaying this plaque in New Yankee Stadium should be considered misleading to the casual observer.
              It's a legitimate question. As much as I'm on record about the present facility being Fake Yankee Stadium Fail, my first response would be that the monuments and plaques are sacred and should not be altered, especially since they are artifacts from the original. The Ruppert plaque was put up in 1940, at which time Yankee Stadium was in its 18th season. I know DiMaggio's and Mantle's plaques were subsequently replaced by monuments, but that's not the same thing.

              However, there is a precedent... the Hall of Fame replaced Jackie Robinson's plaque in 2008 to better reflect his impact on the game...



              ...whereas the original 1962 plaque...



              ...just concentrated on his playing career (at Robinson's request).

              So if they could do it in Cooperstown, they could do it in the Bronx. (Not that I'm saying they should.)
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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
                It's a legitimate question. As much as I'm on record about the present facility being Fake Yankee Stadium Fail, my first response would be that the monuments and plaques are sacred and should not be altered, especially since they are artifacts from the original. The Ruppert plaque was put up in 1940, at which time Yankee Stadium was in its 18th season. I know DiMaggio's and Mantle's plaques were subsequently replaced by monuments, but that's not the same thing.

                However, there is a precedent... the Hall of Fame replaced Jackie Robinson's plaque in 2008 to better reflect his impact on the game...



                ...whereas the original 1962 plaque...



                ...just concentrated on his playing career (at Robinson's request).

                So if they could do it in Cooperstown, they could do it in the Bronx. (Not that I'm saying they should.)
                You know, I understand why they did it, but it still seams wrong to me that since Jackie requested they only focus on his playing carear, that they would go back and change that after he can't say anything about it. He doesn't want to be remembered for breaking the color barrier, but he certianly doesn't want people to forget that he was a great ballplayer, and not just some shmuck picked by the dodgers so they could say they were "first". I don't know, I guess it's just my feeling that you respect the wishes of the dead.

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                • I believe the Lou Gehrig plaque says something about his record consecutive game streak is a record that will never be broken. Should they change that too? I dont believe in changing these, as history always advances and things change, but the plaques should stay in their original form in my opinion.
                  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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                  • Sweet! Bought Legend seats section 27A Row 3 for Saturdays game.

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                    • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                      The new Meadowlands rocked louder for Monday's Pre-Season Jets/Giants game in comparison to Yankee Stadium during the 2009 World Series games 1 and 2.


                      That is one big crock of nonsense!!!
                      I was there for all three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                      Last edited by milladrive; 08-19-2010, 09:34 AM. Reason: removed profanity
                      "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 COLTS7 View Post
                        To be fair the new Meadowlands stadium holds 34,000+ more people, it should be louder.


                        Yeah, but Giants Stadium wasn't louder...
                        Trust me on that!
                        "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 threeyoda View Post
                          I have an unbiased opinion too. I have seen and heard it firsthand.

                          But that's it. I'm gonna stop posting here for now. Once this board cleans up and straightens itself out, I'll come back. It was nice chatting with the ones here who are actually good to talk too and can have a conversation.


                          Don't let these ignorant & arrogant people stop you from posting, Yoda...
                          They're just bitter.
                          Last edited by milladrive; 08-19-2010, 09:36 AM. Reason: removed profane acronyms
                          "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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                          • So with my recent purchase of Legend seats, how do you get to the legend seats as I understand we have our own concourse, entrance, etc.

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                            • Vendors getting screwed at New Yankee Stadium

                              Hi all,

                              Just got back from tonite's game (8/18 vs. Tigers. ) It was my second trip to the new stadium, and first trip there this year.

                              I attended tonite's game with a good friend of mine who was a longtime vendor (beer & hot dog guy) at Yankee Stadium, He worked his first game at the old stadium in 1995 when he was a junior in high school, and has worked there steadily ever since as a side-job.

                              The way it works is that those vendors with the most seniority get to work the best games (i.e. vs. Red Sox, Mets, and other "premium" games, as well as getting first dibs on playoff games. They also get their pick of what to sell (obviously you earn more selling beer and hot dogs than anything else).

                              They work on commission plus tips. It's a tough job lugging that stuff up & down the stairs etc for 2+ hours, esp in the summer heat.

                              My friend quit his vending job at YS in May 2010. Many of his long-time fellow vendors have also quit. Fact is, the vendors got royally screwed at the new park. First off, beer is now only allowed to be sold via the vednors either

                              1.) Until the 7th inning stretch or,

                              2.) Two hours from the first pitch, whichever comes first.

                              Tonite "last call" on beer from the vendors came at the bottom of the 5th inning, since it was a game with lots of early offense. So the "beer guys" have lost a TON of sales under the new rule. The vednors also only get to sell the crappy Coors & Bud Light/Budwesier, and not the premium stuff available inside. Bottom line is that he went from making 250-300 a game to as little as $50, and decided it wasn't worth the effort anymore. In fact, hardly any vendors were walking around anymore at all, since most of them cannot earn enough $$$ to make it worth doing.

                              Another thing is the new hot dog vending system. At OYS the vendors lugged the dogs in an aluminum box full of hot "dirty water," and the buns in a seperate pouch, so that at least you'd get a "hot" dog with a fresh bun. Now the dogs/buns are pre-wrapped in tin foil pouches and carried about in an insulated duffle-bag type thing. The result is that the vendor dogs are now lukewarm and soggy, and it thus makes no sense to buy off the vendors when you can get a piping hot dog from the concourse "franchise" cencessions.

                              According to my buddy, the NYS is purposely trying to drive out the vendors and have everyone just buy the food inside, b/c the stadium makes more $$$ off the inside sales since they don't have to pay the vendors the commission.

                              It's pretty funny how all the "new jobs" were supposed to be created in a poor area by this new mall-park. What a joke. The jobs working the inside stands pay min. wage and hardly anyone leaves a tip at those inside concessions. And now the decent-paying vendor jobs are being driven out on purpose.

                              Those colorful vendors were an essential part of the NY baseball experience, and now we're rapidly losing that "New-Yawk" flavor. In my opinion, the NYS is as empty, vapid, expensive, and all-around disappointing sports experience out there. As others have said, most people are focused on the huge Jumbo-Tron which blares idiotic cartoons and commericals incessantly. It also seems so quiet, since half the "fans" are busy in the Jim Beam bar or video arcade or other pointless rip-offs inside this souless monstrosity. The upper decks is also MILES from the field, and overall a terrible embarassment to architecture.

                              Unless I'm getting free tix, tonite was my last time at this place. On my way in I was reading today's paper about the death of Bobby Thomson, and wishing to God I was headed to a game at a real stadium like the old Polo Grounds. If Thomson hit that shot in one of today's mall-parks half the fans would be busy watching Super Mario Bros on the jumbo-tron or texting on their cell phones. OYS was the last of the old-school NY parks, and the new imitation makes me miss the real thing so badly I'd just as soon stay home and watch on TV. Sad, isn't it?

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                              • Originally posted by quagmire View Post
                                So with my recent purchase of Legend seats, how do you get to the legend seats as I understand we have our own concourse, entrance, etc.
                                There is an entrance just by Gate 4 (handily called the 'Suite Entrance') The championship seating guys enter there to so might be a line. They give you an arm band and you can walk down into the lounge. Great score on the seats, were they stubhub? I sat in Section 27A, posted the images 2 pages back, have an awesome time man!
                                Last edited by OllieNYY; 08-19-2010, 12:44 AM.
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