Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Death of an Icon

Tomorrow, the New York Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The game means nothing in the standings as the Yankees and the Orioles are not going to make the playoffs this year.

However the game DOES mean something in the hearts of any sports fan. The game will be the final game played at "The House That Ruth Built." It will be demolished later this year and the Yankees move into the NEW Yankee Stadium next year.

My Lovely Bride and I will be watching the game on ESPN tomorrow night. We had the opportunity to attend a game in Yankee Stadium this past summer and it made both of us Yankees fans. We are still Astros fans but the Yankees are "our" team in the American league.

I will post more thoughts on this later. Needless to say, it will be a sad day tomorrow for all sports fans, Yankees fans (both old and young) and all true Americans.
"To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer." - Mickey Mantle


triksie said...

I am also sorry to see the old girl go....but I am also ready to give the new stadium a look see next season.
Baseball is truly an "American" tradition. It is what makes us unique in this world. We may be the melting pot of the world with so many having so many points of view but one thing makes us all one and that is our love of baseball. And even more uniting is our love of the "Yankees".

Texas Truth said...

triksie: Thanks for the post and for stopping by. I will also give the new stadium a chance, but being a traditionalist, I love the old ways. They may call it the NEW Yankee Stadium, but in my mind, there will NEVER be another Yankee Stadium. Oh well, life marches on. Stop back soon and post some other commnets. You seem like a very bright and intellgent lady.