Posted at 2:50 PM on July 7, 2008
by Chris Dall
MPR producer, New Jersey native, and avid baseball fan Jim Bickal was back in the Garden State last week, and took in a Yankee game while he was there. He sends along these pictures of the new stadium going up in the Bronx.
And here's an image of the original Yankee Stadium, circa 1923, which the new version is based on.
I don't know. It seems a bit neo-classical and serious to me, but at the same time pretty much in keeping with the way the Yankee organization (and its fans) sees itself. "We are the Yankees. Bow down before us." I wonder when the bust of Derek Jeter will go up.
Jim did note, however, that in the 7th inning of a 2-2 game, the Yankee faithful did break out the Wave, which goes to show that even in that shrine to the game, nothing is sacred.
(Images courtesy of Jim Bickal)
Actually, the new home of the evil empire is Fenway Park.
Great shots, Jim....that looks like the McMansion of Stadiums....it's overtly and overly pretentious, sterile and not in that great of a neighborhood......where's the attached 3 car garage??