10 March 2008

Something to like about the Yankees (maybe).

The Detroit Red Wings, winners now of their past three (how great was it to see Nicklas Lidstrom back in the lineup yesterday?) could play an outdoor game against the New York Rangers next season, as the last event to ever be held at Yankee Stadium.

Um, awesome? Not only would this be an Original Six matchup that we don't get to see nearly often enough, but (and I hate both the Yankees and Bobby Abreu's batting music) how great would it be to be a part of the last game played at the old Yankee Stadium. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says it's not a done deal, but the Wings who have heard the news sound pretty excited:

Chris Chelios: "[It would be] awesome."
Kris Draper: “Would I like to be [a participant]? Absolutely. Are you kidding me?”
While these outdoor games may seem a little like contrived events meant to draw more fans into the game and show off the flashy stars, and the idea of Yankee Stadium's last big even being an NHL publicity stunt of sorts is stirring some controversy with fans of both sports, I admit - I'd love to see it happen.

1 comment:

Kirsten said...

There will never be anything good about the Yankees...or the Red Wings for that matter.