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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

On The Various "Save" Movements

There's still a "Save Fenway Park" movement in Boston, which is quite-active: There's even a "Save Yankee Stadium" movement, but the place is a claustrphobe's nightmare;

I've never been in favor of saving the place, we of Red Sox Nation, affectionately call "The Toilet." Between the Casual Fan Asshats & the usual drunks & the small bathrooms, which in some cases send you to peeing in a janitor's closet, it'll be good to say goodbye to a place where many a fan has experienced their 1st case of Food Poisoning, not to mention, Baseball poisoning from the morons who call themselves Yankees Fans, at least until their 1st Post-Season Free October;

To Red Sox Nation in NY & New England, can you imagine a "Save Shea Stadium" movement? The organizers of that movement would be carted off in straightjackets, in a NY Minute;

However, it does serve as a home in exile for RSN, until more tickets become available for Red Sox Games, because both fan bases have a mutually-nurtured hatred for the NY Yankees. Where else, for $5 to $22, for Upper Level, can you spend an inexpensive evening, chanting "Gay-Rod...Jeter's Lover" & not get beaten up? You can even wave to pilots on incoming flights into LaGuardia Airport, it's so high up. Sometimes, I think that RSN-New England is drawn to the place where Game 6 of the '86 World Series was played, in order to see the place of much-misery in the Nation, perpetrated on Saturday, 10/25/86;

When Shea's replaced by that nouveau-Ebbet's Field Clone, I think that both RSN & Mets Fans should witness the end of the 1st Multipurpose Outdoor Stadium in America & the Last One in operation in MLB, watching it implode. It may bring out gales of laughter, followed by a toast to the memories, both good & bad, with perhaps a tear shed. It will have as many MLB Years of CONTINUOUS Service, as Ebbet's Field had with the Brooklyn Dodgers;

Shea has to go, but the memories will be etched, for years to come.


Blogger laura said...

Are they still rebuilding Yankee Stadium (or making a new one or something)? They have enough money to build about 8 stadiums.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

A new one will be built, Laura, right across the street from the original "Toilet":

The current one is a dump.

6:56 PM  
Blogger kaylee said...

Nice post!Loved reading it!
anyways I must go attend to my baby brother that is screaming his head of What a good babysitter i am letting him just cry as i type this.He is probably hungry must go take care of him.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Take care of the wee one, Kaylee:

I write from the Perspective of someone who does NOT root for the Yankees in NYC.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Peter N said...

I say THIS! "Save Random Fandom." But that's nothing we have to worry about.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Suldog said...

Funny - my good friend, Sean, from Boston, lists Shea as his favorite ballpark in MLB. He is, of course, demented.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Sul? I hope that outside of Fenway Park, that Shea's his favorite park, as Mets Fans do, by & Large Welcome RSN in NY:

But Shea Stadium, OVERALL, means that one has a rather-eccentric taste.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

"RandomFandom" Rolls on, Peter.

2:50 PM  
Blogger kaylee said...

yeah i see that:] I get enough of the forever hated yankees talk fromm my boyfriend.:-]

8:20 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

"Thahhhhhhhh Yankees SUCK", Kaylee!

9:21 PM  

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