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Fenway
02-26-2010, 09:12 AM
Demolition has begun on Yankee Stadium.

http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/6415193.php?imageGalleryXRefId=1705191#imgXR

I have a lot of memories of the place but nothing will top Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS when George Steinbrenner ordered the lights to stay on so Red Sox fans could celebrate the pennant long after the game was over.

TommyJohn
02-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Demolition has begun on Yankee Stadium.

http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/6415193.php?imageGalleryXRefId=1705191#imgXR

I have a lot of memories of the place but nothing will top Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS when George Steinbrenner ordered the lights to stay on so Red Sox fans could celebrate the pennant long after the game was over.
The House That Ruth Built is long gone. They are demolishing the House That George Rebuilt.

Fenway
02-26-2010, 09:26 AM
Actually George had little to do with it as it was planned by CBS and the City of New York. George bought the team in 1973 after the plans were done.

Railsplitter
02-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Will this site be parking for Yankees fans with season tickets?

DSpivack
02-26-2010, 12:04 PM
Glad I got there before it closed.

Rockin Robin
02-26-2010, 12:40 PM
For whatever reason, I really hate seeing pictures and video of stadiums being torn down. Even if I have no attachment and have never been there, it just bums me out. The Tiger Stadium ones made me especially sad. I mean I know they're dumps, but there's so much history.

beasly213
02-26-2010, 01:25 PM
It was fitting that the Yankees didn't make the playoffs in 08. They were then able to have an official "Last game" at Yankee stadium.

hdog1017
02-26-2010, 01:38 PM
Are they trying to sell everything that they possibly can from the old stadium? When the Cardinals tore down old Busch, they were selling everything they could possibly sell...even urinals, probably sans urinal puck.

ewokpelts
02-26-2010, 02:17 PM
Will this site be parking for Yankees fans with season tickets?the diamond will remain as a youth fiekld, a la Haelfer Field in Milwaukee

SephClone89
02-26-2010, 03:22 PM
It was fitting that the Yankees didn't make the playoffs in 08. They were then able to have an official "Last game" at Yankee stadium.

And we were the last visiting team to win there.

LITTLE NELL
02-26-2010, 04:02 PM
The House That Ruth Built is long gone. They are demolishing the House That George Rebuilt.

Agree 100%, saw a game there in May of 65, that was the Yankee Stadium I will always remember.

fram40
02-27-2010, 01:34 PM
good riddance. **** the yankees and everything related to the yankees

thomas35forever
03-03-2010, 08:03 PM
I must admit it's a little sad to see that place go. So much history is going down in dust and rubble. No matter that it was Yankee Stadium. It's too bad.

Viva Medias B's
03-03-2010, 08:09 PM
The same WCBS-AM website has a gallery of Giants Stadium demolition photos, too.

veeter
03-03-2010, 08:25 PM
For whatever reason, I really hate seeing pictures and video of stadiums being torn down. Even if I have no attachment and have never been there, it just bums me out. The Tiger Stadium ones made me especially sad. I mean I know they're dumps, but there's so much history.Exactly. They're seemingly always torn down in cold, drab weather, only adding to the melancholy. I hate seeing demolitions too. Knowing so many kids saw their first games there. Smelled those baseball park smells. Bonded with their Dad or Mom. Yea, it's the definition of a bummer.

PhillipsBubba
03-03-2010, 09:23 PM
Nothing sadder than a ballpark undergoing demolition....:(:

Viva Medias B's
03-03-2010, 09:49 PM
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