Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Lou Piniella Classic

Looks like the Cubbies have been invited to help christen TNYS with a pair of exhibition games April 3rd and 4th 2009.

The Cubs will be visiting the Bronx for the first time since a three-game Interleague series across 161st Street in 2005. The two clubs also met in the the 1932 and 1938 World Series, with the Yankees sweeping both Fall Classics and the former becoming well known for Babe Ruth's alleged "called shot" off pitcher Charlie Root.
Themarksmith was kind enough to shoot me this link last night, but he asked the key question:
"It makes business sense, but wouldn't it be grander if it was Opening Day that was the first time people had seen the stadium and watched a game?"
Good question. But does it really matter? The pomp and circumstance will be saved for the true Opening Day.


dinologic (Dean D) said...

A quick look at a schedule would answer my question, but I'll ask it anyway - how is it possible that they're playing 2 exhibition games in April? Wouldn't the season be up and running by that time? Am I missing something?

Jason @ IIATMS said...

Not when the season ends in November.

Hooray scheduling knuckleheads!