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Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

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  • I was wondering about this...wouldn't the frieze be somewhat of a distraction to batters on the main field, seems like its location is right where the batters' eye would be and with it painted all white, the ball will be very hard to see coming out of the pitchers hand
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    • Originally posted by YankeeFanBx View Post
      Really starting to dislike the Mets fans on this site.
      Most didn't care about OYS, or RYS, and hate NYS.
      Do they give a lick about Heritage Field? Not really.
      I for one hope the Mets get it together and start to win again, so all their fans here will be happy.
      I haven't been to Citi Field and don't believe I ever will. If the fans at the park are like the fans on this site, how could I enjoy the game.
      Most of them are obnoxious.
      Fail Heritage Field 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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      • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
        Yeah, this is disgraceful - no pick-up games, no access to the field without permits and fees. This is the city, not the Yankees obviously, but it breaks every promise in the book to the neighborhood. Now we have a closed park that may as well be behind a moat.
        I think everyone is aware that permits are needed for field access due to legality issues and conflicts between schools, leagues, etc.

        Apparently Joyce Hoigi of Save our Parks and Geoffrey Croft a NYC Parks advocate are concerned that the Community will be shut out of the new Heritage Field.

        The question really is were the permits enforced in Macombs Dam Park before the new Yankee Stadium was built?
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        • Originally posted by peterrod16 View Post
          Maybe we should organize a Baseball fever 7 inning game at Hertiage Field in 2012
          DN4L and Gary could be the photographers.
          Great Idea.

          Fans of the Oriiginal Yankee Stadium vs New Yankee Stadium Enthusiasts

          I know the side I will play on will carry the long sought after "Mystique and Aura."
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          • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
            YStraw, I don't have time nor energy to search, but I think I recall you posting that tearing down RYS was some sort of tragedy,..... yet tearing down Shea was OK?
            Let's not get crazy here and compare Pre/Post Yankee Stadium with Shea Stadium. Yankee Stadium was a historic landmark that the City tore down and the Yankees fled for some Corporate replica.

            I love seeing old photos of Shea Stadium when it first opened and the complimentary pastel color scheme, however Shea Stadium had one major flaw....

            It was round...

            Why the designers of the 1960's thought a round building worked for any American Sport outside of Marco Polo is beyond me. Shea Stadium should never be compared to Yankee Stadium in any form.
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            • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
              The deal with the city to take public park land for a new billion dollar stadiumplex was to include public access to new parkland where the old, historic "House That Ruth Built" was destroyed. The park *looks* great. But it's basically a museum piece, a manicured walled garden right now. It should be open and available to the neighborhood (permits for games/leagues being a given), as was promised way back when Bloomberg and Levine stood before the microphones.
              The city hasn't lived up to its deal
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              • Originally posted by Mattingly85MVP View Post
                I was wondering about this...wouldn't the frieze be somewhat of a distraction to batters on the main field, seems like its location is right where the batters' eye would be and with it painted all white, the ball will be very hard to see coming out of the pitchers hand
                Good Point....

                I guess you will need a permit to to step into the batters box and find out!
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                • I would like to be on the mound starting game 1 for the OYS team. (Actually, I'd start for either team, I just love to throw!)
                  Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                  Great Idea.

                  Fans of the Oriiginal Yankee Stadium vs New Yankee Stadium Enthusiasts

                  I know the side I will play on will carry the long sought after "Mystique and Aura."

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                  • Originally posted by stadiumbuilder View Post
                    I would like to be on the mound starting game 1 for the OYS team. (Actually, I'd start for either team, I just love to throw!)
                    I'm a switch hitter and can play Centerfield ala Mickey Mantle or wear my 1939 Lou Gehrig jersey and play First base.

                    Either way "Mystique and Aura" will be on our side.

                    Sorry New Yankee Stadium Enthusiasts but "Mystique and Aura" was nowhere to be found on Thursday night.

                    Hows the progress going on the Yankee Stadium model?
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                    • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                      I'm a switch hitter and can play Centerfield ala Mickey Mantle or wear my 1939 Lou Gehrig jersey and play First base.

                      Either way "Mystique and Aura" will be on our side.

                      Sorry New Yankee Stadium Enthusiasts but "Mystique and Aura" was nowhere to be found on Thursday night.

                      Hows the progress going on the Yankee Stadium model?
                      I'm working on the ads the last 5 weeks or so. There were only twelve, but I still need to finish and place Avco, Hamilton Beach, Marlboro and Datsun. My oldest daughter is taking care of the website www.stadiumbuilder.com and my son is in charge of taking the pictures, so there should be more frequent updates now. Model is probably more than 80% along now. Scoreboard, outfield walls and distance markers waiting on deck. John
                      Last edited by stadiumbuilder; 10-09-2011, 03:52 PM.

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                      • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post

                        Sorry New Yankee Stadium Enthusiasts but "Mystique and Aura" was nowhere to be found on Thursday night.



                        So it was NYS's fault that the New York Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers last Thursday night??
                        BTW, you don't exactly sound like a Yankee fan, when making that comment..
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                        • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                          So it was NYS's fault that the New York Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers last Thursday night??
                          BTW, you don't exactly sound like a Yankee fan, when making that comment..
                          I'm not the one who moved the Yankees from the historic site that hosted "Mystique and Aura" more times than not.

                          Your continuous bashing of the historic Pre/Post Yankee Stadium makes you more of a Yankee fan than me?

                          And you edited my post. It was clearly a joke in the context of the full statement I made but the New Yankee Stadium Enthusiasts obviously have no sense of humor.
                          Last edited by YankeeStadium1923; 10-09-2011, 08:23 AM.
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                          • Originally posted by stadiumbuilder View Post
                            I'm working on the ads the last 5 weeks or so. There were only twelve, but I still need to finish and place Avco, Hamilton Beach, Marlboro and Datsun. My oldest daughter is taking care of the website www.stadiumbuilder.com and my son is in charge of taking the pictures, so there should be more frequent updates now. Model is probably more the 80% along now. Scoreboard, outfield walls and distance markers waiting on deck. John
                            Great. Look forward to seeing some updated images and completion of the model.
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                            • If someone says that there hasn't been Mystique and Aura in NYS, then they are just ignorant.
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                              • I love it when people get over nostalgic about RYS. They make it sound like it never saw any quiet and disappointing moments. I remember when Tino Martinez complained after game 1 of the 2001 ALCS about how quiet the fans were. Or in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS when fans started leaving after the 7th inning.
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