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Old Yankee Stadium is coming down

Mar 5, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

Cool pics of some mediocre mid-70s architecture being demolished over at Zell’s Pinstripe Blog.

If they keep bashing away they might actually find the old stadium that Mantle, DiMagiio, Gehrig and Ruth played in.

  1. ditmars1929 - Mar 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Craig, I’ll admit I’m oversensitive about this for a couple of reasons, but those are not “cool pics”. It’s a fucking disgrace.

  2. Old Gator - Mar 5, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Same day as the “Yankees Suck” blog, we have to watch the demise of the Borg mothership? Heart-rending images. Go away.

  3. Craig Calcaterra - Mar 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Maybe I should have just said “interesting.” I feel ya, though. I felt the same way about the Tiger Stadium destruction pics.
    Both places should have stayed up.

  4. Ryan - Mar 5, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    3/5/2010 – Never Forget.

  5. RobRob - Mar 5, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Good riddance.

  6. YANKEES1996 - Mar 5, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    If you listen closely you can hear the Babe weeping and ghosts of Yankees past saying so long to a great old friend. I spent many happy summer days at the Old Yankee Stadium and several rather chilly fall evenings there as well. Goodbye to a large piece of baseball history, I will miss the old place (sniff,sniff).

  7. JE - Mar 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    That 70s joint should have been razed a year ago. Instead, the neighborhood’s kids will be without their playgrounds for yet another spring/summer.

  8. Big Harold - Mar 5, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    As a Yankee fan that once lived about a 2-3 miles from the Stadium and has been going to the games there since the mid 60s it is sad to see the place torn down. There is a certain wake of a dear friend quality to it. But, as a fan that wanted the Yankees to stay in the Bronx it needs to be done. Key to getting the land to keep Yankees in the Bronx was the promise to give the park lands that were used to build the new Stadium back. In razing the old Stadium the Yankees are keeping that promise. And, that is better than breaking there word. Not to mention that at some point maintaining the old Stadium would be a prohibitively EXPENSIVE endeavor. I’d rather that the Yankees keep their promise, avoid the potential that the Stadium would be left standing in a shameful state of disrepair and if it has to be something there could be no better use than as a series of playing fields. Some place were kids could still play ball, whether that was hitting it with a stick, throwing through a hoop or kicking it.

  9. Michael - Mar 5, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    They razed Ruth’s stadium in the 70s. Right now this isn’t even destroyed as much as that one was for the “renovation.”
    There’s no reasonable option other than tearing it down. Put in playfields and let kids play ball with the “ghosts.”

  10. Big Harold - Mar 5, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    “Put in playfields and let kids play ball with the “ghosts.””
    Exactly!

  11. Bozo - Mar 6, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    Bingo, Michael. Yankee Stadium died in 1973 (or so). They built a generic ’70’s ballpark inside the Yankee Stadium shell, then they covered that up with all those added-on ramps. Hideous, nasty and sacreligious.

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