Obituary for Yankee StadiumObituary for Yankee StadiumObituary for Yankee Stadium6 years ago in Editorial
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By Tedd Heide
This Sunday marked the last game at historic Yankee Stadium. Next year, the Yankees will be moving into the $1.3 billion new Yankee stadium, located directly across the street.
Yankee Stadium was built in 1923, after the New York Yankees were kicked out of the Polo Grounds by their rivals, the New York Giants. Built by the Cleveland firm of Osborn Engineering Co., it was the first sports venue to call itself a stadium. During the 1970s the ballpark went under major renovations. These included shortening the distances, reconfiguring the seating, and making general repairs to the structure. During its 85 year existence, The House that Ruth Built hosted 36 World Series, 4 All-Star games, and 3 papal visits.
In many ways, you could say that the end of Yankee Stadium marks the end of an era. Not just the era of Yankee Stadium, but of this modern era of baseball too. With the new retro ballpark craze, it seemed like base
Shattered DreamsShattered DreamsShattered Dreams6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word
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The last buzzer sounds,
The celebration begins.
However it is not ours.
Big Blue came out on top.
White shirted, formally undefeated ones
Show nothing but downcast eyes.
The crowd is electric, the victors rejoice.
The lost dreams of all who bear the defeat,
Let silent tears fall upon the field, like the
confetti now dotting it.
Eighteen weeks of victory,
Many more of tedious preparation,
Records, set and broken,
All, for nothing.
Nothing but a perpetual feeling of emptiness
The only sound, is the falling of the pieces
Our once proud dream.