The Smell of the Ballpark   2 comments

Today’s New York Times has a piece in the Sports section about what Major Leaguers won’t miss about the soon to be evacuated Yankee Stadium— the tiny clubhouse, low ceiling in the dugout, and the smelliness of the park.

I’m not a Yankee fan so I did my Nelson from The Simpsons snickering as I read, “Ha ha! Yankee Stadium is stinky.”

But the last line of the piece hit me like a smack in the face, “Diamondbacks Brandon Webb said he would miss another departing New York ballpark even less….“I think Shea smells worse,” Webb said.”

Wha??? Huh???? Shea Stadium smells? This is like finding out people think your house smells like kitty litter and beef stew. I felt humiliated for my team and then I started getting really steamed. All these yahoos from Podunk think New York City ballparks smell bad! Sure, they like the brand new ballparks with no history! This is why I have decided to leave my family and go on a tour smelling baseball stadiums. I will report my findings at a later date.

Just kidding. But don’t you think it’s kind of racist or something?

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Posted July 15, 2008 by julieklam in Baseball

2 responses to “The Smell of the Ballpark

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  1. That’s the smell of baseball that they’re objecting to. They wouldn’t recognize it in Tampa Bay.

  2. Yeah! It’s the smell of not selling out (well, at Shea anyway)

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