Tavish wrote:I'm going to refuse to call the new stadium anything other than "The House that Melky Cabrera Built".
How about, "The House that Revenue Sharing Built"?http://www.efqreview.com/NewFiles/v21n4 ... egame.html
By spending $750 million on a new stadium, the Yankees would reduce their reported revenue by about $40 million a year; multiply this amount by their 39 percent revenue-sharing "bracket," and you get an annual revenue-sharing break of $15 million. Over time, about $300 million worth of Steinbrenner's new pleasure palace would come straight out of the pockets of the other twenty-nine teams.
Isn't that more like "keeping it in your own pocket" rather than "straight out of the pockets of the other twenty-nine teams?"
That article is more of the same crying for these terrible old stadiums. I agree, Fenway should be bulldozed tomorrow. I love that it's small, and it's got history, but the seats stink, there are poles in the way everywhere, you have to have your head turned towards home plate for 4 hours while your body faces center field, and so on and so forth.
Take a picture of Fendway and Yankee stadium, and put it in the hall of fame, and let us yearn for the nostalgia of splinters in our asses while we sit in the nice cushy new chairs, perfectly angled towards home plate, thank you very much.
I'm glad to see the Yanks not building another "old style" stadium, though. Enough of those around. Make it unique.