Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's Game Time!

The Phillies won!
The Eagles won!
The Americans won the Ryder Cup! It's an athletic trifecta!

Sadly, today was the last day for Yankee Stadium. I have never been a real Yankees fan- they play in that other league, after all- but no one who grew up with my father misunderstood what that park and that team meant to America for his generation. Even while Broadway celebrated "Damn Yankees", there was no mistaking that Ruth and Gehrig and the rest of them were the real deal. In a world that today makes "icons" of twits and idjits, the term has lost its meaning and lustre, but in a more real world, they were it.

For all of us who love the game, The House That Ruth Built will never be equalled.