"Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is.
Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!"--Tasha Tudor

Monday, September 22, 2008

"I hate to see it go"

Those were the words of Yogi Berra when asked about the demolition of Yankee Stadium. "I hate to see it go" he said on his TV interview. Tonight the Yankees played the last game that will ever be played in the house that Ruth built. My husband was teary eyed and while watching the game on TV; it was apparent he wasn't the only one. He said "my grandfather took my father, my father took me, I took my son...a lot of memories at that ball park." There were so many touching moments tonight; watching the players and the old timers scooping up dirt from the field and putting it into paper cups and rubbing it on their uniforms; watching Julia, Babe Ruth's daughter throw out the first pitch. After winning the game, Derek Jeter gave a very lovely little speech and a tribute to all of the fans. He said that the Yankees are all about memories and tradition and he hopes that everyone will carry those memories and traditions to the new stadium and pass them on to future generations. I think that he expressed so wonderfully what my husband and so many are feeling. I'm sure the new stadium across the street will be fantastic and luxurious. But still, as for the old stadium, I'm with Yogi. I hate to see it go. -CS ^..^

p.s. There will be a new Christmas Corgi Original Art update this week! I've been busy working on some fun new pieces....stay tuned!

*photo of Babe Ruth from Encarta


Liz Harrell said...

My friends flew up to go to the last game. My husband and I were so jealous. I cant believe they're tearing it down.

Meredith said...

My daughter's boyfriend had tickets for the next to the last game with his father and they got there and everything was over, place was closed. It seems that the Dad had the wrong date. It was for the game the day before. They never even got to go in. I bought him some memorabilia on EBay.