Monday, March 10, 2008

Rangers to close Yankee stadium

I think it's a great idea.

I don't want to hear the "purists" who insist that the last game in Yankee Stadium MUST be a Yankee game. So what? Who'll ultimately remember that? But a rare outdoor Rangers game in Yankee Stadium could be incredible.

The House that Ruth Built is on track to be the house the Rangers bring down.
Momentum has built in recent weeks toward finalizing a deal that would have the Rangers play the final game in the storied history of the current Stadium, the Daily News has learned. The Yankees, who will move into their new Yankee Stadium for the 2009 baseball season, are said to be completely on board with having the NHL close the 85-year-old original.
So spare me the hystrionics and chest beating. This will be great. I'd prefer to see the Rangers play one of the Original Six, particularly the Canadiens (the Yanks of hockey, or are the Yanks the Canadiens of baseball?). But I'd take a nice rivalry game against the Islanders any day of the week. Just to hear the "Potvin Sucks" chant from 57K people outside rather than 19K inside.

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