Sounds more like an attack of the Yankees: “Shrine” “Yankees worshippers” “Don’t write off the Mets just yet”..than answering my question about the park itself. Like Fenway,old as it is, is a shrine to a long historic team…shouldn’t Yankee Stadium be a aplace that helps promote an historic almosr 100 year tradition???? The park seems to be a modern ball park, while retaining the traditional look of the House that Ruth Built…..any other comments…????
My comments were specifically about the stadium, not the team, I don’t really understand how you could have thought otherwise. What do my comments about the Mets have anything to do with it? You may be looking for an angle that isn’t there. I’m no Yankee hater. I am a baseball fan. It is my observation that the new Yankee Stadium was indeed built as a shrine. By that I mean, as an attraction, rather than a ballpark. They are very smart, they know that the Yankees fan base has a religious devotion to the organization, and they built the stadium as a place for people to come and worship (emptying their pockets all the while). The whole thing is very off-putting to me. It just doesn’t feel right. It’s too big; it’s too monolithic; too much attention is diverted away from the GAME. Where there was once charm, now there is coldness. Where there was once actual history, now there is the suggestion of it.
I do not understand the comparison to Fenway at all. Fenway is the polar opposite of Yankee Stadium. When they build the new one in Boston (and I’m certain that they will), I’m sure they will build a church of Red Sox nation, similar to what they did in the Bronx.