Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The true end of an era
From the Daily News:
It still ain't over till its over.
That's the vow a group of Yankee fans made Tuesday after losing the latest - and possibly final - battle with the city to save Gate 2 at the old Yankee Stadium.
The city Public Design Commission on Monday granted preliminary approval to the Parks Department's plans to commemorate the old Yankee Stadium - without retaining Gate 2.
Now the Gate 2 fans say they will pursue legal action to save it from the wrecking ball.
The entire stadium is set to be demolished by June to make way for a Heritage Field Park.
The Parks Department plans to commemorate the House that Ruth Built by putting in engraved plaques and preserving elements of the stadium frieze and the famous bat statue outside.
For the life of me, I can't understand why we are not saving anything of the original House That Ruth Built, where countless championships were won, where iconic figures played, where history was made and which is famous around the world. If this doesn't qualify for landmark status, then we might as well just tear down the Empire State Building while we're at it.