Sunday, September 21, 2008

Goodbye Yankee Stadium

I went to one game at Yankee Stadium, The house that Ruth Built. We Saw a Yankee win against the crosstown rival Mets. It was 2006? I think? maybe 2005? A-Rod hit two bombs that night, I took my wife at the time, The Ex Wife now. We had fun that night, but our marriage was already over, We just didn't know it then. We drank allot, made some friends with the Mets fans that sat next to us, and then took a cab back to the hotel.
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I realize its just bricks and concrete and stuff, and I am not even a huge Baseball fan at all, although next to the Marlins I would say if anything I am a Yankees guy because, you know, I went to that one game, --- but it was a place like not to many other places in America, and it had some history. Now ESPN has the music and the nostalgia going on the T.V. and it just makes me sad that its done now.
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Makes me sad that it was one of the last nice nights with my Ex - Wife that we ever had. We were unraveling as a couple way before then and we argued most of that weekend, but that night was good. We went to a bad ass steak house before the game and then saw the game go down and took it all in.
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I am sure I will take my next Starting Girlfriend to the new Yankee stadium and have some good memories their -- are they memories when you haven't had them yet? I don't know but I do know I will go to NY again and one of the times I go, it will be Baseball season and the Yankees will be playing at home and me and my future Girlfriend will be there and maybe they will be playing the Mets again and we will make some friends with some METS guys again. Life is lived and shit happens including destroyed relationships, renewed relationships, and blown up stadiums that become parking lots.

7 comments:

Brian in Mpls said...

Cheers to new memories:) though I can relate to the ghosts of the pasts being buried and the feeling of mourning when they disappear.

k said...

good memories are, well, good.

i went past the yankee stadium(s) every day when i lived in the bronx, riding the 4 train... it was interesting to watch the new one go up as games were still played in the old one...

and yankee fans?


insane.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Brian -- no doubt, cheers it is
K- awesome city, awesome stadium and yankees fans as well as those mets dudes were all cool that night....

Nashville Tiger Fan said...

One of those things I have to count among regrets in my life, never got to a game there. Wanna make sure the same doesn't happen for Wrigly or Fenway.

Bill From Gainesville said...

NTF-- No doubt, We need to make enough money so we can do that type of stuff...

PhoenixHearse said...

I wouldn't call them memories, more like "plans"...and I think it's great you're making them.

Bill From Gainesville said...

Plans -- thats probably a better word but its still so vague that maybe HOPES and WISHES are better.. I wish for a woman in my life that is alot like my ex wife except without that one huge and debilitating flaw of hers....