Did you hear?

This is a link to the baseball page at the New York Times. Today the top nine (9) stories are about the new stadiums stadia in New York. I don’t think V-J Day got this kind of coverage.

My favorite one is “Two New Baseball Palaces, One Stoic, One Scrappy.” How can a building be “scrappy?” I thought that word was reserved for under-talented white guys.

Anyway, I just didn’t want the season to start without you all realizing that the Yankees and Mets have new stadiums, because that’s the kind of thing that could sneak up and surprise you.


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Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

Scrappy is also used when there’s a bigger, more expensive peer that it’s forced to compete with. 

If CitiField gets it’s uniform dirty, then it’s definitely scrappy

GBS
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GBS

It sure is interesting to see how in awe of itself New York can be.

RobRob
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RobRob

“Anyway, I just didn’t want the season to start without you all realizing that the Yankees and Mets have no stadiums, because that’s the kind of thing that could sneak up and surprise you.”

Not sure I understand the triple-negative here.  Are you saying that you want the season to start with all us realizing that the Yankees and Mets have no stadiums?  Or should “no stadiums” be “new stadiums”?

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

RobRob—sorry about that.  Fixed now.  The morning came a bit early for me today.

Chris H.
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Chris H.

“Scrappy” is not for underperforming white guys.

It’s for SHORT underperforming white guys.

How tall is Citi Field, anyway?

Paul C
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Paul C

It’s funny how people not from New York hate on New York. 

“I just didn’t want the season to start without you all realizing that the Yankees and Mets have new stadiums, because that’s the kind of thing that could sneak up and surprise you.”

That’s obviously sarcastic, but if one of the 25,000 newspapers that cover the Mets, Yankees or anything to do with NYC didn’t mention the stadia they wouldn’t be doing their job.

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

Well, sure, Paul.  But NINE stories from nine different writers in one paper in a single day?

Chris H.
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Chris H.

Well Paul, I can’t speak for Craig or anyone else, but here in Chicago, hating NYC is a citizenship requirement.  It’s part of our inferiority complex.  (I use the term “complex” advisedly; it’s more accurately an inferiority simplex.)

You also have to love deep dish pizza, blues, and be able to pronounce “over by dere” properly.

ditmars1929
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ditmars1929

Hey, Mister Lawyer Man, the plural of stadium is stadia.

Regarding Citi Field, I don’t know how a building can be scrappy, but can it choke?

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

Two palaces in a one-team town, we’ve got it made!

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