• Yankee Stadium Gets A New Address

    Posted by on December 12th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Via Dan Wohl -

    The gifts and honors piled up for Mariano Rivera during his 2013 farewell tour and they aren’t stopping even in retirement. The New York City Council has voted to rename a block of River Avenue, which borders Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, “Rivera Avenue.”

    The vote was 47-0, with two abstentions (from councilmembers representing Manhattan and Queens). The City Council’s majority leader is named Joel Rivera and he represents the Bronx, but that’s likely a pure coincidence.

    “It’s an honor to have a street named after me,” the all-time saves leader said. “I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family and I are extremely grateful for this.”

    I am a total Mariano fan. But, this is stupid.

    Comments on Yankee Stadium Gets A New Address

    1. redbug
      December 12th, 2013 | 6:47 pm

      Why do you think it’s stupid, Steve?

    2. December 12th, 2013 | 9:40 pm

      As least there is a connection between Mariano and the Yankees, try these recent New York name changes on for size:

      The Queensborough Bridge to the Ed Koch Bridge.

      Ed Koch wouldn’t know Queens if he tripped over it. He was born in the Bronx resided in Manhattan most of his life. He had nothing whatsoever to do with the borough’s history.

      The Triborough Bridge to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge:

      Robert F. kennedy was nothing but a carpetbagger who barely resided in New York, moving to the State for the sole purpose of running for the Senate in 1964 and using that office from which to launch a White House bid. He served less than three and a half years before throwing his hat into the ring for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1968 (that was after Eugene McCarthy had done the dirty work for him taking on President Johnson in New Hampshire).

      Brooklyn Battery Tunnel changed to the Hugh Carey Tunnel

      Why? He served an uninspiring two terms as New York Governor and had nothing to do in any way, shape or form with the tunnel.

    3. Kamieniecki
      December 12th, 2013 | 9:46 pm

      Joseph Maloney wrote:

      Robert F. kennedy was nothing but a carpetbagger who barely resided in New York, moving to the State for the sole purpose of running for the Senate in 1964 and using that office from which to launch a White House bid.

      What bridge will become the Hillary Rodham Clinton Bridge?

    4. December 12th, 2013 | 10:24 pm

      If she gets elected in 2016, they’ll probably change the name of one of the boroughs.

    5. Kamieniecki
      December 12th, 2013 | 10:41 pm

      When she gets elected. She says she’s always been a Yankee fan. And she wouldn’t say that, if it wasn’t true…

    6. December 13th, 2013 | 8:49 am

      redbug wrote:

      Why do you think it’s stupid, Steve?

      Mo is great. One of the greatest Yankees ever. But, there have been many great Yankees through the years. This never happened for them. Name a street after him in Panama. Go name a street for Jeter in his hometown. Name a street for Gehrig by Colombia. But, don’t mess with the streets that Yankee Stadium sits on….because no one player is that great. Imagine if they tried to rename it Steinbrenner Street? Why not? He built it. People would scream.

      Mo got his number retired. He got his plaque. That’s enough.

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