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Yankees to wear Stadium patch

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 25, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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The Yankees sent out this press release:

YANKEES TO WEAR COMMEMORATIVE YANKEE STADIUM FINAL SEASON PATCH IN 2008

The New York Yankees announced today that the team will wear a special patch on their 2008 uniforms commemorating the final season of Yankee Stadium. In addition, the team will also don a patch in honor of the 2008 All-Star Game that will take place at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008. It is the first time the club’s uniforms will be adorned with a patch for a full season since 2003, when the Yankees wore a patch commemorating the 100th anniversary of the franchise.

The “Yankee Stadium—The Final Season” patch will feature the main entrance of the original Stadium as it was prior to renovation in 1976. A “1923-2008” notation along the top of the patch recognizes the lifetime of the Stadium since its original Opening Day on April 18, 1923.

In an effort to be closest to the heart, the Yankee Stadium patch will be worn on the left sleeves of both home and road jerseys. The 2008 All-Star Game patch will appear on the right sleeves of both jerseys.

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21 Responses to “Yankees to wear Stadium patch”

  1. bob March 25th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    i like the uniform how it is! first patches, next year it’ll be advertisements.

    the “closest to the heart” line was a bit too corny for my taste

  2. CubanC March 25th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    Answering a question from the last post about Arod’s comment about wanting to be a Met. He was talking about when he signed with the Rangers years ago not this past off season. He admits the signing was about the money and regrets that he didn’t sign with the Mets, who were clearly a better team than Texas.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....tml?page=0

  3. Pablo Zevallos March 25th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Jeez…if they like the stadium so much, why pay so much for a new one?

  4. Doreen March 25th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I’m sorry, but this is making me laugh. All I can picture is a girlscout uniform with all the patches on it. I’m sure they’re tasteful and will be fine. It’s just the picture in my head. :)

  5. karebear March 25th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Doreen, I was thinking the same thing! Soon they’re going to need to sashes across their chests to hold all of the patches…

  6. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 25th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Alex was comparing the past situation to now and how he did not want to make the same mistake. He comes off real because when he gets real he curses alot even when he was in Miami people knew this :lol:

  7. CB March 25th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Picking up from the last thread on a comment Kill-Schill made:

    “What happened to Veras this Spring? ”

    Big disappointment. Great arm poor command.

    One of the biggest issues with the latin american winter leagues is that they’re filled with hitters who are not very patient.

    They’re that truism about trying to make the majors growing up in the domincan – no one every walked their way off the island. To make it they have to swing the bat and impress with their ability to hit.

    It was a small sample with veras over the winter – less than 10 innings but the reports were glowing. I’d guess hitters there would swing at the pitches he throws out of the zone where here they won’t.

  8. wood is good March 25th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    As an ex-Mitchell & Ness nut, I love seeing a patch on jerseys, yes, even on the ol’ pinstripes.

  9. DMan March 25th, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Yikes.. Hopefully the uniforms don’t look strange..

  10. Kat March 25th, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Two patches are a bit much. But, they have worn patches many times before so no big surprise.

  11. Jackie V. March 25th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Let’s hope baseball uniforms don’t go the way of NASCAR with patches for everything in sight to the point of losing focus on the game itself.
    Overkill beyond overkill.

  12. Jax March 25th, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Wow, you guys have that much of a problem with patches on the uniform sleeve? They wore a patch all year in 2003. It’s not a big deal.

  13. YankeesBen March 25th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    NO need to make a issue about this

  14. Wendall March 25th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Rasner and Karstens have 5 exhibition games to show their worth.
    No 2 players remaining in camp will be under the microscope more than they will.

    “Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points”
    – Knute Rockne -

  15. saucY March 25th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    no problem with patches. i don’t see it getting out of hand. it’s not really like their advertizing something.

    i remember a few years ago they wanted to put spider-man logos on the bases. so glad they shot that idea down.

    and i’m surprised they had RICOH ads on the helmets for japan games and supposedly do again this year.

  16. StandingO'Neil March 25th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    This may come out wrong, but lets hope nobody dies this year, or they may have to get creative with that dedication patch.

  17. youngtimer March 25th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    “Jeez…if they like the stadium so much, why pay so much for a new one?”

    Agreed.

    They do have the Ricoh adv on their helmets, I saw them this morning, as the A’s were pathetically trying to make a comeback in the bottom of the 10th and blew it. They had Papelbon on the ropes and Emil Brown got caught in a rundown. He was the tying run. But you guys probably know all this already.

  18. Tony March 25th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Its old news really. Yankees.com has been selling authentic jerseys with the patches on them for weeks. Even the baseball video games that came out in the beginning of March had the yankees wearing that jersey with the patches.

  19. Robert March 26th, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Wearing patches in an old time Yankee tradition going back to the early part of the 20th Century. Nothing new under the sun!

  20. Meg April 18th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I like them…I kind of want to know where I can get one for myself, actually.

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