Obituary for Yankee StadiumObituary for Yankee StadiumObituary for Yankee Stadium7 years ago in Editorial More Like This
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
neither of us have homes"i dont particulary want a home, no," he says, in answer to my previous question, "Do you ever get tired of being homeless?", "i'd much rather watch the people get on and off the train, while i sit here in my own piss and wonder if anyone's willing to pay for my dinner."neither of us have homes8 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
i don't really know what to say next, so i follow his gaze to the 7 o'clock train that's just arrived. we wait for the people to get on and get off, snapping their purses and cellphones and shoes against the concrete. the train sighs, and rattles on in a rather reluctant manner. it becomes relatively quiet now. an uncomfortable silence sits between us, seemingly laughing at how awkward i am.
"so lady, what's the next question? when exactly does this 'interview' end?" he asks, grinning crookedly as he leans back against the metal bench. he's a very clean man, as far as homeless people go. he doesn't smell like the urine he claims to live in, and it looks like his hair is familar with a comb. his teeth are white, whiter
through my own eyesi've been called godlessthrough my own eyes7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
but i know that's not the truth;
i have a faith which i place
in the soil with my roots.
i've been called depressed
but i know that can't be right;
my heart will ache and my knees will shake
but i'm thrilled with the thought of life.