Paul Goldberger has an interesting critique of the two new baseball stadia (which sounds so much more knowledgeable than “stadiums” don’t you think?) in New York City in this week’s New Yorker. Now, just because I read the New Yorker doesn’t mean I’m some pinko commie or wild-eyed liberal, in case you were wondering. Anyway, I’m glad that someone like Goldberger can write rationally about the new Yankee Stadium, because the only thing I can say is “WOE! WOE TO YOU WICKED AND PERVERSE GENERATION THAT DESTROYED YANKEE STADIUM!” I still can’t believe they actually tore down the place where Ruth . . . well where Ruth was Ruth; where Lou Gehrig said “Today, I’m the luckiest (luckiest . . . luckiest) man (man . . . man) on the face of the earth”; where Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, etc. wore their pinstripes; and where Joe Torre scowled out from the dugout. May they never win another World Series.
Categories: Demolition/Abandonment, Historic Preservation
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