Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Destruction of Our Cathedral

We followed the construction of the new place, so I think it's only natural that we will be doing the same with the destruction of the old. This is sad, but it's also a major part of Yankees history. It's not something I want to see, but I feel I have to.

Most of the aerial photos shown on this page are from WCBS880's Tom Kaminski you can find all of his great photos on the WCBS website by clicking here.

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This next group of horrific shots, also found on Baseball-Fever, are from the Daily News. They're great shots, but they're not fun to look at.

See what I mean...

This next group shows the aftermath. They come from BF members Gary Dunaier and 410FT:





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Yesterday, WCBS880's Tom Kaminski showed us the foul poles coming down. Today, those pole were lifted out of the old place and the frieze has started to come down. You can check out the rest of the gallery here.

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9 Comments:

Liam Gallagher said...

NOOOOOOOOO!

dan said...

its like losing a family member.

SteveB said...

-----sigh-----

Hitler said...

Alright.

Anonymous said...

murder.

bobsish2001 said...

although i have many memories at the old stadium it is time for new memories in a new place. those memories will always be with me. Seeing rockets first yankee home game. or siting first row. or calling a chili davis home run(while going to the bathroom). these memories will never be far away from my heart. As the stadium gets demolished it will be sad to see it go. As i grew up i always got the chills when passing the old stadium. I still get them sometimes because i know what great players played there. This franchise is the most recognized in all of sports history. I grew up a yankee fan. I am such a die hard that i have made my dad and my brother into diehards. The new stadium will bring new memories and a new perspective on baseball. Hopefully people will realize the same thing that i did. Baseball is a huge part of my life. When im not in class i am always playing a baseball game or throwing a ball around or even having an arguement with my roommate or any baseball fan. As Sterling always say "The Yankees Win.. THHHHEEEEE YANKKKEEEEESS WIN!".


Howard
howard.spaeth@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i will miss you and it hurts to let go, but i could never let go of the memories because forever it is planted deep in my heart. Thanks for the memories.....and to my hero #44 Mr. October, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

PoppaThug said...

It's May 17th and I have finally found the strength to look at these horid photos of the destruction of my church...I was born 5 blocks away had visited the stadium since my first game in 1967 till my last visit in 2003 ( Yanks beat Boston in 11 innings, pedro vs Moose!!!) so many good times...I saw Donnie win a batting title, I saw the yanks clinch the division in 1977 and shook Reggies hand...I was there for the Thurman memorial and watched Murcer singlehandedly win the game that monday...You take things for granted and think they'll be there forever and looking back, wished that I had been there more than I could...I hope that Mr. Sheppard wont be able to return to his job at the new park because he is forever the voice of my church...it's almost fitting that his health and age does not allow him to return...and I saw that not out of malice but I think it just seems right...this is definitely the last time I will visit this portion of this wonderful site...I just can't look at these photos without looking at them and going thru a myriad of emotions, mostly anger and sadness...Reminds me of an incident during the summer of 2001 (late August)when at my job as a chef, one of my employees told me about her weekend plans in which being she was new to the area had told me that she was planning a trip to the WTC...She asked for info about costs and travel info and asked if I had ever gone to visit it and I told; "Nah, Why go to see it or enter inside for a tour when it'll be there forever..." Acouple of weeks later I was proven to be oh so wrong....

THANK YOU YANKEE STADIUM AND TO THE WHITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR DOING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL JOB AND I HOPE THAT THE TURNER CONSTRUCTION CO. HAS THE A TERRIBLE TIME TRYING TO TAKE THE PLACE APART TO THE POINT THEY HAVE TO ABANDON THE PROJECT!!!!!( I honestly do not wish any harm to their employees...)

AND PLEASE SAVE GATE 2....WE ARE OWED THAT MUCH!!!!



as Rod Stewart was sang about his favorite football team, we can apply to our church;

"You're in my heart, you're in my soul
You'll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you're my best friend
You're in my soul..."

God Bless!!!

LoveNYY said...

by far the greatest and most historic sporting complex in the history of sports. the new stadium is great but this sucks. i think about the old stadium everyday and all of those classic summer ball games that were played there. ill miss it but the memories will always be with me.