"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yankees cancel Stadium closing ceremony

The Yankees have decided to cancel a Yankee Stadium closing concert originally scheduled for Nov. 9, according to Mark Feinsand.

Last year, they wanted to play a hockey game on Dec. 31. Then they wanted to have this concert more than a month after the last game was played.

It's best to have Yankee Stadium's last event be a baseball game - and a victory, with Mariano Rivera on the mound for the last out.


kongon said...

While I would have liked to gone the Stadium one more time, this is the right call. Having a (meaningless?) ceremony after that very nice sendoff would've cheapened the original event. And had it gone on as planned, it would have also been cheesy if Torre was brought in to atone for the earlier snub.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Agreed, Kongon. This is definitely the right thing to do.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

A "closing ceremony" in November would have been totally anti-climactic. They did the right thing. Enough is enough.

J said...

Agreed ten times over.

raven said...

Several days after Joe Torre declared his will to attend the closing ceremony of the Yankee Stadium in November, the Yankees confirmed that there would be no such ceremony?
What a convenient concidence.

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