More Yankee Stadium

I know this is getting close to maudlin or even macabre – and I’m going to try to fulfill this latest promise to stop after this – but my friend Rick Cerrone, long-time Media Relations Director of the Yankees, emailed these to me today to commemorate the 87th and final birthday of The House That Ruth Built. They are beautiful in there own way – and striking.

Rick and I have known each other for something like 3/8ths of those 87 years. He now has his own communications company and you may have seen him on the show the night of the Alex Rodriguez revelations. He also has a spectacular piece in the current edition of Yankees Magazine on the enduring mystery of the guy standing next to Babe Ruth in the Yanks’ 1927 team pictures, a man named Don Miller – who never played in a major league game. I’ll let him tell the rest of that story.
First these stunning images from the Bronx today:
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Now that the original Yankee is nearly gone, it would be nice if GOOGLE EARTH would update its imagery to show the new Yankee Stadium.

Well, no one finds pictures of the Acropolis to be maudlin or macabre. And skies so blue surely fend off thoughts of morbidity.

But, it’s true, ruins do have a little sadness about them. By accident, I discovered this poem by Philip Larkin yesterday for the first time. Larkin didn’t have Yankee Stadium in mind, obviously, but it seems to fit.
Home is so Sad
Home is so sad. It stays as it was left,
Shaped to the comfort of the last to go
As if to win them back. Instead, bereft
Of anyone to please, it withers so,
Having no heart to put aside the theft

And turn again to what it started as,
A joyous shot at how things ought to be,
Long fallen wide. You can see how it was:
Look at the pictures and the cutlery.
The music in the piano stool. That vase.

Beautiful poem, Tribegal. It does fit the situation…

It is a marvelous thing to watch a building being built: seeing something come into being out of it’s component parts is a wonder to behold, whether an empty space becomes a home to businesses, homes or a ballpark. It is also a sad and melancholy experience to watch the demolition of something home to our fondest memories and to know that soon that’s all that will be left.

I don’t mind at all that you’re doing a chroncle of the demolition, Keith, but understand fully that it is upsetting to some.

Thought you might enjoy a Pittsburgh Press editorial regarding the dismantling of Forbes Field in relation to the “Generation Gap”:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19700703&id=oR0cAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MFEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7400,763284

Have a good day. Jan

Years and years ago, I bought a very large, half-rotted photograph of Lou G. at the plate, mounted on a ruined piece of wood and secured by teal-colored electrical tape, at the flea market on 26th and 6th. The seller told me it had once graced a bar in or near Yankee Stadium, I forget which, now torn down. For some reason, in a town full of rabid Yankees fans, no one but me wanted that gorgeous, astounding piece of history that day. I don’t understand the appeal of the shiny and new; I think objects and places accumulate ‘soul’ as a result of years and years of human contact and experience. (This view, however, may be becoming more tangible as I accumulate the patina of experience.) I bought a little piece of soul that day; the Bronx is losing a lot of soul, thanks to the wrecking ball.

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