May 15, 2009
I have a problem
For once my problem has nothing to do with baseball cards. I'm forever checking Twitter lately, for what reason I don't really know. However, I follow the local beat writer Pete Abraham on there and on his blog as well. I highly suggest if you are a Yankees fan you bookmark his blog, it is the best. Well, I came across one update and it made me so sad. It was an update showing the dismantling of the greatest place on Earth, Yankee Stadium (the real one). Pete posted a link to the WCBS website who has the pictures.
I can't say I didn't know it was coming, but I can say it's crap. The new stadium does nothing for me and it's mostly just because it's not the Stadium I grew up with, and somewhat because I feel like I am sitting in video game with all the ads, a museum, and a mall. But you all already know that's how I feel so I won't bother going through that again.
The other problem is that the Yankees have partnered up with Steiner Sports (a**holes) and are selling the old Stadium off blade of grass by blade of grass essentially. If I sudden become stupid and find a spare $449, I can buy my bleacher bench to glue to my wall or lay on the floor? Or maybe for $449 they mount it and make it into a tiny bench for a midget or a small child. but if I find $749, I can have both seats!!! (Snarl, grumble, grumble) You can get signs that say, "Loge" or "Men" for $250-$300 or a brick from Monument Park complete with collectors cherry wood case for $149. The brick is really the only reasonable thing to purchase, but does anyone really need to spend $149 on a brick? I'd like to make Steiner suck a brick. This is my personal favorite, so if anyone wants to get me a birthday present I'd love to line my yard with these... Shouldn't these go to Cooperstown, or somewhere to tell a story to younger generations that will never have known the original Stadium (even if it was renovated)?
There are many people out there that hate the Yankees because they spend money like it's water, they over charge for tickets and merchandise, parking, etc. The selling off of every stitch of the old Stadium is just another example to add to that, and really I hate them for it, too (the selling part). The new stadium is a shining example of wealth, and the fans paid very good money to make it that way. This is how they thank us.