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5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:37AM #21
Lola
Posts: 29,262

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:33AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:23AM, Lola wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




You two could be the same person...



No..i'm not him Lola. Sometimes I don't even know who I am. But I do know i'm not him.




Only kidding 1961 but now you know why I thought you might be greenie. Lol! 

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 9:39AM #22
newinn
Posts: 38,547

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:23AM, Lola wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




You two could be the same person...



Nah, I'm much better lookingLaughing

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:13AM #23
bumper
Posts: 11,920

Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:23AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:20AM, bumper wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 9:07AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:55AM, 1961wasfun wrote:


Well, since this has turned into the old codger thread I would love to hear a story or two from one of you who actually was at the stadium in the 50's. I was born in Paterson in 54' and was taken to the stadium the first time in the summer of 59'. Of course I was only 5 and I really don't have a memory of that day. I do remember a popcorn box we had at the time that was in the shape of a megaphone. Man what I wouldn't give to be able to remember the game and the players that I saw on the field that day! 





I've told this story before (I grew up in Lodi by the way), Went to the Stadium for the 1st time in '59. Keeping in mind that TV was all black and white, I will never forget walking the concorse and then through the tunnels that lead to the stands. The color was one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen.The black scoreboard with the black Ballentine sign and the Yankee logo on it. The grass was the most beautiful green and so perfectly manicured. It was magical. Of course looking around those columns presented their own challenge 


Games after that, the first thing I did when I got there was check the scorecard to see if Mantle was playing




hah we were neighbors new. ridgefield. '59 was my first game as well. yup the green, the facade and the cotton candy ... and as a kid, how could you not luv a team w guys named mickey, yogi, whitey & moose ...




Never realized you were in my age catagorie (67). Always though you were real smart for a "young guy." LOL. There are a bunch of us here from the north Jersey, Bergen Cunty area




thanks new, just another decrepit old guy Laughing (speaking only of myself of course). live in vt now but will be visiting the old homestead later this week and since my bro has a season package hoping to see some alcs games next week. go yankees!

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:14AM #24
ArtVandelay
Posts: 34,732

Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:25AM #25
newinn
Posts: 38,547

Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:14AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!




Hip Hopmy arse. I just can't spell.Thank goodness I always had an assistant

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:28AM #26
ArtVandelay
Posts: 34,732

Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:25AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:14AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!




Hip Hopmy arse. I just can't spell.Thank goodness I always had an assistant




I think I need one of those to manage my life - I'm spiraling out of control!


but I still think you went hip hop, rumor has it since the retirement you're wearing your hats sideways and showing half your underwear...  but it could be forgetting how to dress in your old age too!

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:29AM #27
newinn
Posts: 38,547

Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:28AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:25AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:14AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!




Hip Hopmy arse. I just can't spell.Thank goodness I always had an assistant




I think I need one of those to manage my life - I'm spiraling out of control!




I've noticedLaughing

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:30AM #28
ArtVandelay
Posts: 34,732

Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:29AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:28AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:25AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:14AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!




Hip Hopmy arse. I just can't spell.Thank goodness I always had an assistant




I think I need one of those to manage my life - I'm spiraling out of control!




I've noticed



you ain't the only one!

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:33AM #29
newinn
Posts: 38,547

Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:28AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:25AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:14AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!




Hip Hopmy arse. I just can't spell.Thank goodness I always had an assistant




I think I need one of those to manage my life - I'm spiraling out of control!




My wife lays my clothes out in the morning and when I where hats it's usually the Indiana  Jones type. That way I can't make a mistake when I put it on

5 years ago  ::  Oct 09, 2017 - 10:36AM #30
ArtVandelay
Posts: 34,732

Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:33AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:28AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:25AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 10:14AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:47AM, newinn wrote:


Oct 9, 2017 -- 8:44AM, Since59 wrote:


Same here new.  I'm on a short string, but I hope to see #28.




I hope we all do '59 but the Yankees owe me nothing. They have given me more thrills as a franchize then all my other home teams combined. I love this franchize




I love that you use the 'hip hop' version of the word franchise!  deeeez booooyzzz were ballin last night!!!!!!




Hip Hopmy arse. I just can't spell.Thank goodness I always had an assistant




I think I need one of those to manage my life - I'm spiraling out of control!




My wife lays my clothes out in the morning and when I where hats it's usually the Indiana  Jones type. That way I can't make a mistake when I put it on




that's pretty bad-ass...  I heard since retirement you don't deal with arguing with people anymore either...




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