Patched Up

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While we’re on the subject of Yankee Stadiums, let it be noted that the Yanks have released the handsome sleeve patch (above) they will be wearing on their uniforms to comemorate the old ballpark’s last year. It’s an interesting design, inasumuch as it foregoes the two signature visual elements of the stadium—the famed ballustrade and the pinched horsehoe shape of the park as seen from above—in favor of the largely unremarkable concrete facade. As a fan of the architectural quotidian, I have to say I think this is a great decision that pays off quite elegantly. Incidentally, the team will also wear a sleeve patch on the opposite arm with the pinstriped All-Star Game logo.

8 comments… add one

  • Well, aren’t they keeping the other two elements, the quotidian facade is one of the things not being carried over, correct?

    LocklandSF March 26, 2008, 5:35 pm
  • The new facade is modeled on the old, so in fact all of the elements return.

    YF March 26, 2008, 5:41 pm
  • Hey, it was worth a shot.

    LocklandSF March 26, 2008, 5:44 pm
  • It’s okay. Does the job but it’s kinda meh imo. Think it’s a liddle bit boring.
    Beats this old Mets one by far: http://tinyurl.com/2yz5lg
    But the new Mets/Shea patch for this year is much improved: http://tinyurl.com/2bejsl
    (dare I say, I like the Mets one better actually.)

    no sleep til brooklyn sf March 27, 2008, 1:40 am
  • That Shea patch is beautiful. (Better than Shea!) What’s curious about the Yankee patch is that it’s intentionally distorted at the edges, as if it were a photograph taken from ground level pointed up.

    YF March 27, 2008, 8:33 am
  • Kelvim Escobar (LAA) may need season ending surgery on his shoulder. As if Seattle wasn’t going to cruise anyhow.

    Brad.. March 27, 2008, 11:10 am
  • Yes, it sucks because I have him in a dynasty league. Well, maybe not for mch longer..

    Lar March 27, 2008, 11:35 am
  • Slow news day so:
    http://gothamist.com/2008/03/27/matsuis_marriag.php
    I thought it’s funny.

    Lar March 27, 2008, 2:49 pm

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