Posted in music on August 24, 2008

NY Springsteen

"Buzz is building that the Yankees are cooking up a musical extravaganza for the Stadium's closing ceremony in November. Word is George Steinbrenner and son Hank want something to rival the sayonara shows that the Mets got Billy Joel to do at Shea. Mentioned to perform at the House That Ruth Built are Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney, though sources close to both rockers weren't aware of any discussions. A Steinbrenner rep had no details." [NY Daily News]

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Comments (29)

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Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:42 AM

TEETH

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:49 AM

I hope they do something at the Stadium before it closes.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:55 AM

an outdoor show in new york in november. brilliant.

Posted by jp | August 24, 2008 12:01 PM

In November? When it's darn cold?

Posted by Chilly Willy | August 24, 2008 12:01 PM

bruce and the yankees win the series
yes. yes

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:05 PM

Red, White & Yawn.

Posted by greg | August 24, 2008 12:18 PM

don't you mean Red, White & BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:42 PM

A Beatles reunion -- abetted by Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Zach Starkey. Last chance for something like this.

Posted by drewo | August 24, 2008 12:54 PM

Eh? Ringo's not dead.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:07 PM

^^Unlike yr mom in the sack

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:08 PM

^^Geez, Dad, are you drunk already at this hour?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:23 PM

at least that place will go out with a winner.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:09 PM

i just mentally bought a ticket to this hypothetical show.

Posted by grace6697 | August 24, 2008 5:03 PM

better chance for a beatles reunion the yankees wnning the world series

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 5:09 PM

^^^well they just won three in a row... dickwad.

Posted by wembly | August 24, 2008 6:12 PM

fuck the yankees. they oughta just burn down that goddamned stadium after the last game. I'm sick of hearing about it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 8:06 PM

But you're not sick of hearing of the end of Shea? That must be because that stadium has hardly any history.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 8:54 PM

don't you people realize that the yankees suck and won't win another world series for at least a decade?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:34 PM

what do you mean "you people?"

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:31 PM

Sorry, I meant "you douchebags"

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:00 PM

shea= world's largest toilet bowl.

everyone just calm down.

Posted by grace6697 | August 25, 2008 12:42 AM

"Word is George Steinbrenner and son Hank want something to rival the sayonara shows that the Mets got Billy Joel to do at Shea. "


Idiot Daily News. George Steinbrenner does not know what day of the week it is these days.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 3:33 AM

Shea may not be Xanadu, but it did host the first modern rock concert in 1964. Rudimentary, yes, but it did set a standard that still holds to this day.


Posted by snappy! | August 25, 2008 12:30 PM

From what I've read (or remember reading, at least) about the Beatles' concert at Shea, the screams of the crowd were so loud that the music couldn't be heard. And if indeed it was the first performance by a popular music act in a stadium, with no experience for the sound guys to be guided by, the sound likely would've sucked had it been heard, anyway. So while it may have created the concept of the rock concert, to say that it set a standard is inaccurate.

Posted by Prince Chunk | August 25, 2008 8:21 PM

And, hey Yankee Stadium apologists -- GRAND FUNK RAILROAD NEVER PLAYED THERE.

Fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 8:39 PM

i'd rather watch paint dry than baseball.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2008 10:29 AM

they should plan the concert for early october, they won't be needing the stadium for baseball.
shea has plenty of history, it's just not the snobby, we-won-26-championships history yankees fans take for granted.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2008 10:49 AM

FAN EJECTED FROM YANKEE STADIUM FOR BATHROOM BREAK

Man Says Cops Kicked Him Out When He Tried To Go To Men's Room During 'God Bless America'

NEW YORK (CBS) ― A Queens man is considering legal action against the New York Yankees after he was ejected from Tuesday night's contest against the Boston Red Sox for trying to use the restroom during the playing of "God Bless America."

During the patriotic 7th inning stretch at Yankee Stadium, nature called on Bradford Campeau-Laurion. When he tried to leave his seat during the traditional singing of God Bless America, however, he says he was stopped by a NYPD officer who said he'd have to wait until the song was done.

"I then said to him, 'I don't care about God Bless America. I just need to use the bathroom.' As soon as I said that, he immediately pinned my arm behind my back," Campeau-Laurion told CBS 2.

The 29-year-old says two officers pinned both of his arms behind his back and ejected him from the stadium.

"He shoved me out the front gate and told me get out of their country if I didn't like it," he said.

Campeau-Laurion says he didn't know theYankees had a rule restricting movement in the stands during the playing of God Bless America. The rule is enforced by ushers, stadium security and the NYPD.

The New York Civil Liberties Union says, however, that New York's finest crossed the line.

"Because they are enforcing a rule of that imposes political correctness through refusing to let somebody go to bathroom while a patriotic song is playing, that violates Constitutional rights," said Donna Lieberman, a spokesperson for the NYCLU.

The Yankees say it's now a police matter.

The NYPD told CBS 2 a different version of the story, however, saying in a statement:

"The officers observed a male standing on his seat, cursing, using inappropriate language and acting in a disorderly manner while reeking of alcohol, and decided to eject him rather than subject others to his offensive behavior.

Campeau-Laurion was at the game with a Yankees season ticket holder who couldn't believe the cops allegations.

"That's ridiculous," said the fan, who asked not to be identified. "That's completely false."

Campeau-Laurion says he did have two beers at the game. He doesn't know if he'll seek legal action, but he's discussing his options with the NYCLU.

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Posted by I hope Bruce tells the Steinhitlers to go fuck themselves! | August 28, 2008 5:10 PM

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