Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Beautiful but Unnecessary? Take That Sentimentality!
The highlight of the last game at Yankee Stadium for me was definitely Jeter's speech and the players saluting the fans. But as I saw a picture of the salute today, I got to thinking. Wasn't it a little unnecessary? I mean, they're moving across the street, not moving the franchise to a galaxy far far away. It was like saying goodbye to your lover and then going to sleep next to them. It was definitely a beautiful moment, but in retrospect it seems a bit much. I guess in my mind I'm a little more excited about the new Yankee Stadium than I am sad about losing the old one. Don't get me wrong, it's a great park, but it's a great classic park, which is to say it is a once great park that has seen better days. The new stadium is going to be great, and out of my price range, but I bet it will look great on tv, especially high definition tv, which is also out of my price range. So essentially, the Yankees salute was their way of dumping us for their wealthier, better looking, new significant other. Granted, if the market collapses I'm going to have more cash than most of the douche bag investment bankers who I'm sure have bought up all the season tickets, so I'll probably just stand outside Yankee Stadium trading sandwiches for box seats. The day is mine! Suck it Trebek!