Remembering Yankee Stadium

My contribution to Alex Belth's wonderful Bronx Banter series on Yankee Stadium is up today; check it out. It was a real honor to be asked to take part along with so many distinguished writers. One thing that has struck me in following the series is how formative the bleachers have been for so many of the contributors. The opportunity to sit close to the field, at minimal cost, and to be part of a community is really priceless. One of the things I fear about the new ballpark is that this opportunity will be dramatically compromised. Anyway, enjoy the piece.

5 comments… add one

  • Beautiful work YF.

    SF December 29, 2008, 2:44 pm
  • Yes indeed, what a great read.

    attackgerbil December 29, 2008, 3:09 pm
  • That’s a great great read.

    Nick-YF December 29, 2008, 4:18 pm
  • The opportunity to sit close to the field, at minimal cost, and to be part of a community is really priceless
    Substitute “rink” for “field” and you have/had my exact sentiments about what happened when they replaced the old, admittedly antiquated/decrepit Boston Garden. They modernized the building, made it far better in conventional terms, and sucked all the life out of it. You could be anywhere, in any city, other than the laundry. I think open-air stadia have a better shot of suriving modernization, and especially baseball stadia due to their idiosyncrasy. But your fears are totally justified.

    SF December 29, 2008, 4:28 pm
  • thanks, folks.

    YF December 29, 2008, 5:57 pm

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