Sunday, September 21, 2008

Last One Out Turn Out The Lights

God had a sense of humor when he created emotions and allowed them to enter every aspect of life. Even sports. Only baseball though can create the emotions of sadness and happiness simultaneously like tonight watching the New York Yankees close down their home of 85 years.

Yankee Stadium saw it's last game tonight and even me -a true hater of the Pinstrips - got choked up watching the end of the building that has been a house of horrors for Red Sox teams and fans. True class. That is what you say when you talk about the Yankees. They might take advantage of a system weighted towards the rich but they have always been known for great baseball tradition.

This sport can do that to you. Make you laugh, make you cry and make you see ghosts in the outfield. I'm really happy that I was there on July 4th....to say goodbye. Because after tonight - the field that saw Ruth and Jeter play in it's diamond....Ford and Rivera pitch on its mound is no more.

How would you like to be Joba Chamberlain? The kid from Lincoln pitched in the final game. Was on the mound during the Jeter speach. Walked around the stadium with his team to say goodbye....pretty cool.

As Terrance Mann said - "America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again"

PS - Yes, I'm sick about the Patriots looking like a defense being coached by Kevin Cosgrove as they get diced by the SPREAD?! offense of Miami. Sick and sad but it's one loss...in week 3. Long way to go - but there will be no domination of the league this year. First time Pats out of at least a tie of 1st since 2003 in the AFC East.

4 comments:

SC Cy said...

I have "New York, New York" in my head and it's driving me nuts. I think they had it on repeat because it was on for 20 minutes straight. I catch myself humming it every once in a while...

Wes134 said...
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Red Sox Fan said...

Wes....please re-write your post minus the innappropriate line. Thanks.

LindsayBlake said...

well written. I never made it and that bums me out.