So I need to publicly state some turmoil that I am feeling over my favorite baseball team. As those close to me know I am a huge Yankee fan (and have been since I was a kid–so back off). However, the recent events with the organization have left me feeling kind of sad.
If you haven’t heard, the Yanks are building a new stadium just north of the current stadium for 1.2 billion dollars. I should be very happy about this since it will probably be one of the most amazing, state-of-the-art stadiums that has ever been built. Unfortunately, I feel like it is yet another example of Steinbrenner thinking of money over the actual sport itself and the lore of the franchise.
I have three years to enjoy the current stadium before history will be re-made and Babe Ruth will be one step closer to being forgotten. I wonder if the new stadium will be able to keep up with the legend of the Yankees or if it will feel like any other current day money ploy. I guess I’ll just have to deal with it like everyone else. So for now I say goodbye old friend.