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THE HOUSE THAT GEORGE BUILT

The last week of the season the Royals finally visited New Yankee Stadium for the first time.  At a cost of 1.5 billion dollars, it’s an attention-getter.  Last year I gave you one last look at the old place. 

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During batting practice the skies were getting dark.  Here Ryan Lefebvre and Fox Sports Kansas City producer Kevin Shank catch up with former Royals Manager Tony Pena, now the Yankees bench coach.  Notice the big HD screen in center.  It’s big, but not quite as big as CrownVision at New Kauffman Stadium.Yankee Stadium -first base shot.jpg
 

 

Great sightlines, wider concourses, a wide variety of cuisines, all the modern amenities.  Better be nice, for a billion and a half!
 
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This is the signature image of the new park, the Great Hall.  Here people enter in grand style, where giant banners honor of Yankee greats.  Very impressive.Sultan of Swat.jpg
 

 

There’s a Yankee Museum in the new stadium.  Here fans learn about the man who got it all started, the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth.Yankee Stadium -club.jpg
You may have heard the most expensive seats cost 2500 dollars behind homeplate.  Well, that price didn’t go over very well.  They slashed prices in half, to a still-exorbitant 1250 dollars a seat.  You do get to eat in this beautiful club located behind home plate for all that coin.  And of course servers bring whatever you want to your seat.Joe Girardi Media Session.jpg
 

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi meeting with the media before a game.  Most Major League managers draw between 5 and 10 reporters for most pregame news conferences.  With the Yankees, it’s as though every day is the World Series.  Just the way George likes it.
 
 

 

The House that Ruth Built

The Royals split their four-game series at Yankee Stadium, the first of two visits they’ll make in the final year of “The House that Ruth Built” (re-built in the mid-70’s)…
 
It was very hot for the three day games…temperatures in the mid-to-upper 90’s.  I took the liberty (not to be confused with the statue…) of taking a few pics.  No photos from Monument Park…I’ll try to get out that way when we go back in August.  I should probably get in line now….it’s a popular attraction.

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That’s “The House that 1.3 billion dollars built.”  The New Yankee Stadium right next door.  It will open next season. If you want to sit in the front row behind home plate, you may need to sell your car.  A cool $2,500 a seat (and, no, you don’t get to take the seat home with you…)  The current version cost “just” 2.5 million.  It opened in 1923.menu.jpg
 

 

A deli across the street from our hotel in Midtown Manhattan.  Notice that if you order the Chicken Salad Club, it comes with bacon, lettuce and “TOMATOE.”  Notice the “e” at the end of “tomatoe.”  Dan Quayle would be proud…friends.jpg
 

Two friends invading from “Cubs Country,”  (and apparently Rockies Country too) Gary Cantwell (the program director from my college radio station at SMU) and his son David.  Gary is the man responsible for making me the broadcaster that I am today.  Other than that, he’s had a very successful life and career…years.jpg
 

 

The wall of the press box at Yankee Stadium indicating the 26 World Series Championships.  They were in all the papers…back of the radio booth.jpg
 

 

Shot from the back of the visiting radio booth…at least we were in the shade, with temps soaring near 100 degrees…traditional view.jpg
 

The more traditional view.  A lot of sports/entertainment seen here over the years.  Joe Louis defeated German Max Schmeling in 1938.  Several Popes celebrated Mass here.  38 World Series have been played here.  And George Brett got a little mad at an umpire here in 1983.

 
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The famous “short porch” in right field.  Lefthanded hitters love it.  Only 310 down the line.camera bay.jpg
 

 

My view in the 3rd base camera/grounds crew well.  Joakim Soria closing out a 2-1 Royals victory over the Yanks. This is my spot, as I get ready to “pounce” onto the field for a postgame interview.
 
 

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