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It’s still not quite closing time …

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 22, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The fans are gone from the Stadium. But dozens of police officers are lining up to take photos at the mound or at different places around the field.

The grounds crew guys are scooping dirt into white buckets, surely on its way to people who will pay ridiculous prices for it.

Mariano Rivera took home enough dirt to start a garden in his backyard.

Phil Hughes threw a bullpen today before the game. He had the ball sealed in a plastic bag. “Last ball I ever threw here,” he said.

I mentioned to Brett Gardner that he scored the final run in the history of the Stadium. He had not realized it until another reporter, Ed Price of the Ledger, had told him.

“It’s something I’ll always remember,” he said. “This is where I played my first game and it was an honor to be here this season. To have played in this stadium with Derek, Andy, Mariano and all those guys …. man, how does it better than that?”

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