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Million Dollar Movie

I covered the last game at the old Yankee Stadium for SI. Spent almost the entire time trailing Ray Negron, who at one point, gave a two-hour private tour of the place to a party of four headlined by Richard Gere. The filmmaker Barbara Kopple was part of the media swarm and she followed Ray and his group with her camera crew, hoping to get some footage of Gere. For his part, Gere was gracious and allowed her to film him some.

Well, Kopple’s ESPN documentary will air soon but it seems that Yankee president Randy Levine doesn’t much care for it. Which means, it might be pretty good, after all.


1 Paul   ~  Sep 9, 2010 8:56 am

If Levine's only complaint is that he's not init, then that tells us the quality of his "criticism". What a douche. Thank god he has no clear role now that George's House is finished. I just wish they had left him behind at the old place. Moreover, how about you get to work giving the kids their parks back?

2 williamnyy23   ~  Sep 9, 2010 9:16 am

If his depiction is accurate, Sandomir's point seem dead on...what is the point of the documentary?

I can't believe no one has made or is planning to make a documentary about the Old Stadium's destruction.

[1] Levine seems to echo Sandomir. Is the latter a "douche" as well?

3 knuckles   ~  Sep 9, 2010 9:27 am

Jeter’s Trump Tower condo is on the block! Hope he’s not taking his talents to Pittsburgh this winter.

4 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 9, 2010 9:31 am

[3] Maybe he was counting on 5/$100m ??
(as opposed to 2/$18m)....

5 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 9, 2010 9:50 am

4) I give him $100 million for 3 with a team option...

6 williamnyy23   ~  Sep 9, 2010 10:12 am

[4] Speaking of two year extensions, you have to love the Red Sox offering Vmart a two-year extension. Looks like Theo is already orchestrating Vmart's exit from Boston ("we offered him an extension but he didn't fully appreciate the honor that comes with playing in Red Sox Nation").

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