Re: Yankee Stadium
posted at 10/22/2012 3:59 PM EDT
In response to slasher9's comment:
baseball is all about history. that is what is so great about it. i get why you disagree but the baseball history i took as a given. plus i said similar, not same. anyways...the crazy guy beating the sh!t crud out of the pan with a spoon, the giant bat, and the jail overlooking the stadium made it unique.
True enough. It certainly had its share of cool quirky elements. Of course the 4 train running behind the outfield was sweet too. I just never got that same sense coming up through the voms that I do at Fenway in terms of actually being transported. But, that is not to say that I didn't enjoy the park for what it was. Some of the best days/nights of my life were sitting in the bleachers drinking smuggled rum n' cokes and getting verbally abused by drunken Yankee fans. And, as a long time Brooklyn resident, I always appreciated the loteral door to door nature of the train commute. Plus, that 70s Port-Authority aesthetic of the remodel was part of the fun (and history) too. So, I ammend my previous counterpoint to say: The old stadium was one of a kind and I am sad to see it replaced by its corporate-bland doppelganger, but it never gave me the shivers walking up the voms the way Fenway still does.