You know that feeling when you move out of a home or apartment and you take that one last look around and can’t believe how different the place looks without your stuff?
That’s what it’s like at Yankee Stadium these days.
The photographs of old players and writers that used to line the walls of the press workroom downstairs have been stripped away, leaving empty hooks in their place. The clubhouse is full of boxes as the players pack their things to be shipped home or over to the new Stadium.
The place seems colder, somehow less friendly. The little touches that said “This is Yankee Stadium” are being taken away, one by one.
When I’m an old man, I suspect one of the great memories I have will be of watching the Yankees play in this park and feeling the place come alive night after night. Now that it’s coming to an end, I feel almost like I need to look at everything twice to make sure I never forget it.
I’ll be doing a live video chat on LoHud.com on Monday at 1 p.m. to talk about the final game at the Stadium and whatever other subjects you come up with. This is our first venture into live chat, so hopefully you’ll take part.