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Home Sweet Home

Home: Where we want to be.

Mike Vaccaro in the Post:

These are the kinds of days the old place was built for, when there was bunting draped all around her, when even on the coldest April days you could always coax a whisper of summer out of the sky. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium: five words that never grew tired across the generations.

The move across the street seems more permanent now than it ever did last year. The old place is coming down in hunks and chunks — “It looks like ruins,” Yankee manager Joe Girardi said — and soon there really will only be memories where Ruth and DiMaggio and Mantle did their finest work.

No, as much as the new Yankee Stadium saw last year — all those walk-off wins, all those pies to the face, all those postseason victories and that one final, glorious, championship-clinching win against the Phillies — today is when it officially becomes the Yankees’ home for good.

Tags:  naive melody  Opening Day

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 13, 2010 10:21 am

"Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble there's no place like home!
A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met with
Home! Home! sweet, sweet Home!
There's no place like Home!
There's no place like Home."

-John Howard Payne (someone well known to wsporter and me and all the other Union Dutchmen/women out there)

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 13, 2010 10:47 am

Only one current team has a better home opener winning percentage than the Bombers. Name the team.

Answer later.

3 Raf   ~  Apr 13, 2010 10:50 am

Looks like they're doing suicides

4 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 13, 2010 10:53 am


I think I see Tiger Woods' dad in the background :-P

5 a.O   ~  Apr 13, 2010 11:11 am

[2] It's that Canadian team we graciously allow to play our National Pasttime.

6 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 13, 2010 11:16 am


LOL ... yes, that's correct. Toronto is 25-9 all-time in home openers.

7 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Apr 13, 2010 11:20 am

Great photo.

Opening Day conjures up another of my aesthetic complaints about the new park: that the bunting gets swallowed up due to the lack of a solid front facade on the decks.

Note the difference:



8 a.O   ~  Apr 13, 2010 11:32 am

[7] Truly a disgrace to the bunting tradition. Or is that Gardy? Oh, burn! JK, Love me some Gardy. Seriously though, it is sorta a waste of bunting.

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