September 19, 2008

I Won't Miss Yankee Stadium

The world's most overrated sports venue will close its doors this week. I never found the place all that special myself; despite all the history, it's no Fenway or Wrigley- and the game-going experience is much better at all the new ballparks. I wholeheartedly agree with Kevin Baker:

The Yankees are pretending that, with a final, unimportant game this Sunday, they’re leaving the house that Ruth built: the majestic stadium that opened back when Harding was president. Wrong. That park died in 1973. In its place is a typical seventies improvisation, gritty, rickety, and ugly, something not built for the ages but just good enough to get us through the bad times.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 19, 2008 03:33 PM
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