• The New “Meet Me At The Bat”?

    Posted by on March 22nd, 2009 · Comments (6)

    Ask any three diehard Yankees fans who frequent Yankee Stadium on a regular basis and at least two of them will tell you that they’ve played the “Meet me at the bat” card at least once in their lifetime when it came to finding a spot to rendezvous with a game-buddy.

    Looking at Tom Kaminski’s latest Chopper 880 photos of the new Yankee Stadium, this shot caught my eye:

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    And, it made me wonder: Will the huge interlocking “NY” on the ground outside Gate 4 become the new “bat” (in terms of becoming a common meeting spot for most Yankees fans)? Perhaps…

    But, such a spot would not offer the fun of waiting for someone with them being there already, the whole time, but just standing on the opposite side of the bat (and out of your view). Also, “Meet me at the logo” just doesn’t have the same cool effect of “Meet me at that bat” – does it?

    Comments on The New “Meet Me At The Bat”?

    1. Tresh Fan
      March 22nd, 2009 | 11:41 pm

      It won’t work. “Meet me at the bat” worked because the bat was visible from a good distance, well over the heads of the thousands of spectators milling about outside the Stadium. You won’t be able to see the logo like that.
      I’d suggest what we used to do at the old old Stadium—”Meet me at Manny’s Baseball Land”—but Manny closed shop some years ago.

    2. March 23rd, 2009 | 12:33 am

      Who’s signature was on the bat? Can you guess without looking?

    3. sonnymooks
      March 23rd, 2009 | 6:46 am

      Does anyone know what is going to happen to the old bat?

    4. MJ
      March 23rd, 2009 | 8:25 am

      With all the people standing around, it’ll be impossible to see the “logo” on the ground. The best place to meet will be at the McDonald’s right across the street, at the entrance to the subway platforms.

      It’ll be so weird not walking past a jam-packed Stan’s bar on the way to my seats…

    5. thenewguy
      March 23rd, 2009 | 9:13 am

      You mean, we won’t be saying, “Meet me near the bleachers with the obstructed views”?

    6. April 5th, 2009 | 11:09 am

      [...] I have a feeling that “Babe Ruth Plaza” is going to become the new “bat”. [...]

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