The anguish that is watching a Red Sox-Yankees game proved especially torturous in the Bronx tonight as a game already in its fifth hour came to a 15-minute delay as lights all over Yankee Stadium suddenly fell silent, as if they had been, like the modicum of remaining fans, literally bored to death.
MLS expansion team NYCFC, which starts play in 2015, will play at least three seasons in Yankee Stadium. But if New York City won't build them a soccer-specific stadium by then, well, who knows where they might end up? The arena blackmail game seems to play out faster than ever these days.
The Maple Leafs officially announced the hire of Brendan Shanahan as team president today, so it seems like a good time to dig up this old story of a younger, wilder Shanahan, beating the shit out of some Yankee Stadium bleacher creatures.
At yesterday's Yankee Stadium game, the night was cold, the beer flowing, and the bathroom lines long. One fan simply could not wait.
Martin Brodeur called the makeshift rink at Yankee Stadium "the worst ice I ever played hockey on," and given a 21-year career, that's saying something. No other player on either team had such harsh words for the ice, but, then, no other player got yanked after giving up six goals in two periods.
Yankee Stadium tries to be classy, and fails miserably. Again.
We groused, circa opening day, about the Yankees' "Craft Beer Destination" that has no craft beers—everything there is MillerCoors—and only two actual beers. Guess what? Deadspin gets results.
I do not say this lightly: beer snobs might be the worst people in the world. But not even they deserve to be locked in Yankee Stadium for four hours, with the only unconventional option being this dinky and confused beer stand with four drinks on tap, all behemoth-brewed by the MillerCoors conglomerate.
Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the seats.
It was not a good weekend for the Yankees. Not only did they drop two games at home against the Tigers, they also lost Derek Jeter for the rest of the postseason and received minimal support from the fans in a sparsely populated Yankee Stadium. And you know who's really sad about that last part? Nick Swisher, bro.
You just never know when a li'l injured/scared bird will come onto a baseball field and starting flopping and flailing before (kinda) flying off, but this one made sure it first made an unfortunate example out of a Yankee Stadium worker. Oh, and don't miss the part where Michael Kay thinks, if only just for a…
We thought last week's minor kerfluffle, on Bobby Valentine's game of employment chicken, would be the last Red Sox update we'd have to do this season. No sense piling on. But the Red Sox can't seem to stop doing terrible things.
Video below. Lots of male ass (beneath a C.C. Sabathia jersey), so proceed with caution. Here's the story from our tipster:
Yesterday we brought you news of a spat between the Yankees and StubHub, "the official ticket reseller of Major League Baseball." The Yankees aren't drawing, and they can't even move their own unsold tickets because they're being undercut by StubHub. (As I write this, it's five hours before first pitch of David Price…