Joel Sherman wrote a NY-Post article today, that makes perfect sense
- From: Double-Aces <fishermans.cove@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 18:23:13 -0700 (PDT)
By Joel Sherman
IT IS beautiful, of course. But in the way that a woman who went to
the world's best plastic surgeon might be beautiful. It is supposed to
remind you of the previous incarnation, and ends up feeling artificial
The new Yankee Stadium has just about everything you would want in a
modern sports facility, except charm and a sense of proportion.
If you can afford the prices, you should have a good time there. The
sightlines are wonderful. The large screen in center field is so clear
you really do feel as if you could reach out and touch the people on
it. The concourses are wide, and the food choices abundant.
Yet the place brought nausea, not nostalgia. It just feels like the
wrong time in the history of this country and this city to be opening
up the George Mahal. When the project was initiated 2 ½ years ago, the
Yankees could not have known what the state of the economy was going
to be now.
But this is about more than wrong place, wrong time. The Yankees'
sense of entitlement and unrestrained excess is timeless. They will
tell you they built this stadium for the everyman, stressing what they
consider still affordable pricing and amenities. But this stadium, in
actuality, was built for a moneyed class that in many respects does
not even exist in this city any longer.
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