Looks like the Cubbies have been invited to help christen TNYS with a pair of exhibition games April 3rd and 4th 2009.
The Cubs will be visiting the Bronx for the first time since a three-game Interleague series across 161st Street in 2005. The two clubs also met in the the 1932 and 1938 World Series, with the Yankees sweeping both Fall Classics and the former becoming well known for Babe Ruth’s alleged “called shot” off pitcher Charlie Root.
“It makes business sense, but wouldn’t it be grander if it was Opening Day that was the first time people had seen the stadium and watched a game?”
Good question. But does it really matter? The pomp and circumstance will be saved for the true Opening Day. Continue reading The Lou Piniella Classic