Eric D. Schabell: Saying goodbye to Yankee Stadium

Friday, January 9, 2009

Saying goodbye to Yankee Stadium

A buddy of mine was in New York over the New Years holiday. He wanted to tour the city but became a bit discouraged by the very cold weather they were having. He made a golden decision to cover it all in a helicopter flight.

For me the most memorable picture he took is this one here. I spent six weeks in NY in 1999, working on a book. I got the chance to visit Yankee Stadium and see a game with my girlfriend (now wife). We saw Monument Park in center field and sat on the railing of the upper deck just past third base. It must have been 100 degrees that day, but nothing is like a walk through the halls in the house that Ruth built, watching Jeter turn a double play, and listening to the bleacher creatures.

The picture is amazing to me for many reasons.