We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yankee Stadium has seen its last game. It will take a long time for the new stadium to acquire some soul. It feels sort of like when they tore down the old Metropolitan Opera House where Caruso sang and Toscanini conducted.
I cannot let this thread go by without comment. Few places in American lore are as known as Yankee Stadium is. It has not only been the home for the most successful sports team th eUS has ever had but it has hosted many,many major events from the Pope to Mohammad Ali -Ken Norton II. The Beatles, Stones.
I suppose if there is magic in a place it would be to stand on the field and think of hte greats in so many professions who have been showcased at Yankee Stadium.
But from the Book of Ecclesiasts we get this to ponder.
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise,nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
I am glad to have lived in the time of this buildings cataloguing of American Memories. Good bye.
The soul of Yankee Stadium was already stolen away with the renovation in the 1970s, which destroyed much of its historic character. What we have seen for the last 30 years is only the shadow of what the stadium used to be.
Even so it is sad to see it go.