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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poll: "I wish they weren't tearing down Yankee Stadium"

Siena College has polled 802 New Yorkers about sports. Most of it is the usual stuff about who's popular, who isn't.

Jeet wins with a 67 % fave, 6 % neg -- (even Redsock fans give him 44 % fave, vs. 30 % neg.)

Here are the names, blue positive, red negative.

Buried in the crosscheck is one totally sad and completely under-discussed issue.

"Agree or disagree: I wish they weren't tearing down Yankee Stadium."

AGREE: 46.5 %

DISAGREE: 17.8 %

NO OPINION: 25.8 %

Two-to-one margin. Eighteen percent want a new stadium; that's almost George W. Bush territory.

We've said it before, we'll say it again:

The day the new stadium opens, everybody will go home and say exactly the same thing:

"I miss the real one."

How are we letting this happen?

Would we let them tear down the Sistine Chapel?

We're going to let Boston have the only remaining shrine stadium.

We are really going to regret this.

1 comment:

BernBabyBern said...

So - what can we do about it now?

They're ripping down the greatest stadium in the world.

For more luxury boxes.

Ugh.