Monday, September 22, 2008

Why are the Yankees Leaving Yankee Stadium?

How do you answer that question?

Do they need more seats for more fans to watch the games?
No, the new stadium actually has fewer seats for the fans.

Do they need a new stadium because the old one is falling apart?
Not really. It seems to always hold capacity crowds to huge events that range from World Series games to visits from the Pope.

Is the stadium one of those old cookie-cutter ugly stadiums?
No, it's not like Veteran's, Riverfront, or Three Rivers Stadiums. It's a one of a kind design.

Clouded by all of the YES Network's, I mean ESPN's coverage is the real reason the Yankees are tearing this one down and moving to a new baseball park. MONEY. MONEY. MONEY.

Everyone on TV talked about how great Yankee Stadium is, the history it holds, but few mentioned the reason they are moving... MONEY. The team with the most expensive payroll, the most luxury tax violations, and the most revenue is tearing down a piece of American History so they can make even more money.

So before we get all nostalgic, teary eyed, and stroll through memory lane, we should recognize the reason the Yankees are moving across the street - so the richest team in professional sports can become even richer.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with wanting more money, all I'm saying is that we shouldn't forget the reason the Yankees are leaving Yankee Stadium.

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