There’s a story today in the Daily News that suggests the last athletic event at Yankee Stadium will be a hockey game.
A hockey game?
The last game of any kind at Yankee Stadium of any kind needs to be a baseball game. Win or lose, walk-off homer or grounder to second base, it needs to be a baseball game.
The last fan who walks out of the House That Ruth Built should be a baseball fan and the last story filed by a reporter should be a column by Dave Anderson, who was the last writer out of Ebbets Field.
Hockey is a terrific sport. But what sort of legacy is that for Yankee Stadium?
My understanding is the Yankees will have some sort of closing ceremony at the Stadium once the season is over and that’s great. There are all sorts of special events planned.
But the last game needs to be a baseball game.