Sunday, February 11, 2007
Pitchers & Catchers Report in
10 TWO Days!
BACK in South Bend, it's -2º, and the high for most of the week is barely above 15º. The windshield washer fluid I bought down south has been frozen for 3 weeks, and there's no relief in sight. So it's very nice to know major leaguers will soon be throwing baseballs in Florida.
This virtual tour of the new Yankee Stadium gives another vision of the future that's not too bad (you can find a slightly larger version of the video if you go here and scroll down to August 16th reports). In many ways, the new stadium will be more pleasant than the current one, which was vandalized by the engineers who designed and supervised the rebuilding of the stadium in the early 70s.
There are problems with the design — like the Potemkin Village parking lot to the north of the stadium — but on the whole, this will be an improvement on the concrete thing we've got now, and it will have all the money making stuff that the Yankees want. That means tickets will be very expensive, and that's a bad thing.
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I wish there was some way the old stadium could have been renovated and restored to its original glory. I am concerned the new stadium's facade will be a poor replica of the original Yankee Stadium facade yet I hope I am wrong. Apparently the Mets new stadium which is also now under construction will have a replica Ebbets Field facade.
Posted by: J at Feb 7, 2007 3:17:50 PM
There are problems with the design — like the Potemkin Village parking lot to the north of the stadium
Posted by: intioop at Nov 27, 2008 10:11:49 AM