Raissman Knows ESPN Hates Children

Hooray for Bib Raissman who has this to say today about ESPN:

Look, ESPN suits, if they were on the level, would admit that airing a game capable of producing a significant rating is all that matters to them. For them, a high rating is significantly more important than presenting an “historic” moment their announcers will ultimately screw up. A moment which has little significance in Dallas or Green Bay.
You think ESPN would say “no” if someone at NBC wanted to trade this “historic” Yankees-Orioles tilt for tonight’s Cowboys-Packers matchup?
Funny, right? Even funnier is ESPN saying first pitch will be at 8:25 p.m., as if that’s a great time to start a Sunday night game. Don’t be surprised if the game starts closer to 9 p.m. Why do you think ESPN is already spinning it so they can blame the Yankees for a late start?
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>Cool Yankee Article

>Last Day Of Yankee stadium…what else.

Excerpt:

The old Yankee Stadium, pre-renovation, had a feature that was eliminated in the new one: a kind of Yankee Hall of Fame that you could pass through on your way to Monument Park. It was really little more than some old uniforms in a glass case, but there was also a bank of phones where you could “talk to” Yankee greats. You picked up the receiver in, say, Mantle’s booth and you heard a recorded message from Mickey. I never got tired of that.

Cool Yankee Article

Last Day Of Yankee stadium…what else.

Excerpt:

The old Yankee Stadium, pre-renovation, had a feature that was eliminated in the new one: a kind of Yankee Hall of Fame that you could pass through on your way to Monument Park. It was really little more than some old uniforms in a glass case, but there was also a bank of phones where you could “talk to” Yankee greats. You picked up the receiver in, say, Mantle’s booth and you heard a recorded message from Mickey. I never got tired of that.

>Bob Sheppard

> The Man Will Be Absent, but His Voice Carries

Published: September 20, 2008
Bob Sheppard will not be in the Bronx this weekend for the closing of Yankee Stadium, but he will participate at Mass at St. Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church.

“The Yankees have been very gracious,” Sheppard said as he was awaiting a visit from club officials who would tape a message from him for this weekend. The Yankees offered a limousine and a seat in George M. Steinbrenner’s box, and maybe a few words if he felt up to it.

The Boss, who long ago revived the glory of this franchise, is not coming up from Florida this weekend. The two old lions, two decades apart in age, have this much in common: a sense of pride, not wanting special attention.

“I don’t have my best stuff,” Sheppard said, sounding like a pitcher whose fastball has lost some zip. But he still has his wits, to say nothing of the elocution that has graced Yankee Stadium since April 17, 1951, opening day.

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