No (Final) Closing Ceremony for Yankee Stadium

The Yankees reported today that plans for a FINAL Closing Ceremony on November 9th have been scrapped.

Thank God!

Seriously, this was a bad idea right from the start. (The only thing worse was the Rangers hockey game proposal). The ceremony prior to the last game was about as appropriate as you could get for the cathedral of stadiums (and even that wasn’t perfect – personally I don’t think they did enough to honor the Babe).

But can you imagine how bad an outdoor ceremony in November would have been? Did they really think Derek Jeter’s speach on the mound could be topped? Just let it stay closed.