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New Yankee Stadium ...Fail!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spnited, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    $320 seats ... with obstructed view!
    left-field bleachers from which you can not see right field!
    The greatest ballpark in the history of the world is a $1.3 billion fuck up.


  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Makes you long for the 1970s cookie-cutters, huh?
  3. It's spnited.
    He longs for the 1870's cookie-cutters.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Gooooooo, Red Stockings, go.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Longing for the days of the Messer Street Grounds and the Providence Grays

    The new ballpark opened to the public on May 1, 1878. The following account from the Providence Morning Star captures the excitement and provides the a very detailed description of the park:

    “ The large grandstand held twelve hundred people, among them hundreds of ladies. The long semi-circular tiers of seats were black[1] with men and boys, and hundreds were standing, unable to get seats. The commodious space for carriages was completely filled, and one or two May Day riding parties also graced that part of the grounds...Two registering turnstiles gates admit the patrons to the grounds, and as each ticket holder passes through the gate he steps on a raised platform, and by a mechanical arrangement is registered, and only one person can pass through the gate at a time. Near the gate are two ticket offices, and a large entrance through which the crowd can pass at the end of the game. At the southeast corner there is a large gate to admit carriages to the park. The ground, which contains nearly six acres of land, is enclosed by a fence twelve feet high. The diamond is as level as constant rolling by heavy stone and iron rollers can make it. Inside of the base lines is turfed, except a space nine feet in width, reaching from the pitcher's position to the home plate. Twenty-two feet are sodded outside of the diamond. Paths leading to and from the bases have been rolled hard, and the out-field is sown with grass seed. The grand stand which will seat nearly 1200 people, is 151 x 40 feet (12 m), and in the rear is raised 34 feet (10 m). The stand is reached by steps at both ends. It will be covered by canvass, requiring nearly 7,000 feet (2,100 m). Seats are arranged in a circle at the eastern and western sides of the field. A platform 60 x 8 feet (2.4 m) has been erected for the reporters, scorers and invited guests, seating nearly 60 persons. Under the grand stand for the visiting and local clubs are rooms 20 feet (6.1 m) square and fitted up with wardrobes, dressing rooms 20 feet (6.1 m) square, a wash room supplied with Pawtucket water, closet, etc. The Western Union Telegraph Company have a room 8 x 10 feet (3.0 m). There is a stockholders' room 20 feet (6.1 m) square, and a refreshment saloon 40 x 20 to be managed by caterer Ardoene. A fence with gateways has been erected in front of the club rooms, thereby preventing the crowd from having any talk with the players. The grounds are without doubt as fine as any in the country, and Harry Wright said yesterday, 'They are beautiful.' ”
  6. A 40x20 saloon?
    Count me in, 'yab.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Prescient, I tells ya.
  8. 40x20 saloon!
    To hell with talking to those overpaid prima donnas.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Hell, if there was a saloon for exclusive use of the Bleacher Creatures, 40 X 20 YARDS wouldn't be large enough.
  10. But we are elegant gentlemen waiting for our table at Delmonicos.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Baseball and beer was a marriage made in heaven a long, long time ago.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It'll be a shame to watch the Yankees fall flat on their face in their new stadium. A shame, I tell ya.
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