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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

YES, What Would They Say?

I'm watching the Yankees home opener. Before the game, the YES Network was running a short piece about the history of Yankee Stadium, with hack Yankees play by play announcer Michael Kay saying again and again, "if these walls could talk."

If the walls of Yankee Stadium could talk, they'd probably ask, "why is a perfectly good 30-year old facility being torn down just to help further enrich the wealthiest sports franchise in the world? And why is public money being used to pay for it? And why is Derek Jeter still playing shortstop? He's terrible!"

They might also point out that they are not the same walls as the original House That Ruth Built, which were mostly torn down in 1974 to make way for the rebuilt park. So please stop talking like they are. Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle never played in this park. It's a different building.

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