TARRYTOWN -- Sitting around at the New York Rangers training facility waiting to talk to Chris Drury after practice. The way here was on the Major Deegan Expressway north, so I got a good look at the progress of new Yankee Stadium, which opens in 2009.
It's come along plenty since I last saw it in early October during the division series. The biggest thing I noticed was the stone facade at the main entry gate is halfway done. Right now, you can see the word "Yankee" as it will replicate the "Yankee Stadium" entry that was (foolishly I say) eliminated during the 1970s renovation. The image to the left, handed out by the Yankees to the media last summer, shows what that gate will look like.
We took some weird flight path into LaGuardia and I didn't get a look at how well Citi Field was coming along in the Shea Stadium parking lot. Bummer. Maybe Thursday morning on the way back I'll get a peek at the Mets' new home for '09.
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