I'm watching the Rockies-Yankees game. You know, I enjoy taking in a game on TV every once in a while.
Let me preface my upcoming comments with this...I love Rockies announcer Drew Goodman. I think he's outstanding. He's also a class guy who has, on occasion let me up in the broadcast booth at Coors Field to watch him do his thing for a few innings. He's a very nice and gracious man.
But, there's always a but, tonight on the telecast he said something that I disagree with. He was mentioning that after the Yankees series, the Rockies would play a makeup game Monday at Wrigley Field in Chicago. He said, "The Rockies are on a tour of historic ballparks."
The historic Yankee Stadium across the street was torn down. Only the memories of the real Yankee Stadium survive. The current Yankee Stadium is in it's third year. Coors Field has more history than the current place the Yankees play in. The old place was where the history took place from 1923 to 2008.
The old stadium was, "The House That Ruth Built." The new pleasure palace is "The House That Greed Built."
Update...NOOOOO!!!!! Now Alanna Rizzo the roving sideline reporter is talking about all the history in Yankee Stadium, meaning the new one.
This is a new ballpark with just one World Series to it's credit in 2 1/2 years. It is not historic. Just because they brought the monuments from across the street, there is very little history here. I don't know why this is bugging me but it is.
Meanwhile, I'll give you a little history. I played ball on the site of this new mallpark. When it was McCombs Dam park, there was a baseball diamond there which I played on several times when I spent the summers in the Bronx with my grandpa. Mostly I would play at Van Cortland park in the Bronx but sometimes we would get on the elevated train and play at the field next to Yankee Stadium. They should put a plaque up for me.