I was prepared to be in awe. To be mesmerized. To shrink in the midst of baseball’s ghosts and glory.
But, I gotta tell ya, new Yankee Stadium is just a ballpark.Can’t believe this place cost more to build than Cowboys Stadium. And can’t believe people actually pay for seats waaaay up where I sat for last night’s Game 1.
Maybe it’s because it wasn’t the actual dirt and grass walked upon by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson, but standing around the cage during batting practice was underwhelming. There are plain metal bleachers in the outfield – the kind we used to sit upon in old Arlington Stadium – and tons of advertising along the walls. Somebody named W.B. Mason has a giant, prominent billboard in right field.
Read Richie’s full Sportatorium blog at DallasObserver.com.