The Zionist Conspiracy
Thursday, October 08, 2009
A Visit To The Dark Side
Last night, I went to the new Yankee Stadium for the first time, taking my father to Game 1 of the ALDS.
I didn't see much of the stadium, going from the train to the gate to our seats. It looks like a nice place. My father seemed more impressed by the stadium. Perhaps that's because he's a Yankees fan, or maybe it's because he had not been to the new stadiums that have been built over the last 15 years.
One thing that was impossible to miss was the lack of intensity on the part of the fans. It's not that the place was dead, but for a playoff game it was pretty laid back. In fact, I've been to a fair number of playoff games in all four major sports (including at the old Yankee Stadium) and this is probably the least intense playoff crowd I've seen. Quite a few fans left early too.
So if there's a price to be paid for constant winning, it's that fans take the playoffs for granted.
The Mets are wretched and pathetic. Who knows when there will be playoff baseball at Citi Field. But when there is, there won't be a more excited sporting venue anywhere.