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We remember exactly when we became a baseball fan. We were eight years old and lived just a few blocks away from where an army of diggers was breaking ground for an awesome baseball park called Yankee Stadium

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All kinds of goodies dotted the huge area inside and around the colossus: extra diamonds, a running track, several basketball courts, a huge parking lot, a couple of dozen stores, and the promise of a $150,000 check to the Boston Red Sox.

That was the price for the most awesome player in the game--a young Red Sox giant who could pitch better than anyone else and hit the most tremendous home runs ever witnessed by mankind.

Eighty-seven years later, Yankee Stadium is still called the "The House That Ruth Built." But it isn't going to be for long. Yankee Stadium #3 is under construction.

It is weird. The biggest stadium, the richest team, the team with the greatest all-time record, the team that has produced heroes like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Jeter, and dozens of other super stars.

What is so wrong with Yankee Stadium #2 that it has to be destroyed?

How much more money does George Steinbrenner need?

How many more games do the Yanks have to win?

How many more fans do they need?

How many more hot dogs do they have to sell?

All of this has never made any sense to us. The only word we can think of is greed.
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Title Annotation:HERE BELOW
Author:Masin, Herman L.
Publication:Coach and Athletic Director
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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