Today, there’s a fun introduction to “Bald Vinny”, the Master of Ceremonies for the Bleacher Creatures that’s certainly worth a read. Says Vinny (emphasis mine):
I have way too many favorite memories of the old place to list them. But I will say that I always loved just walking up the ramp and seeing the field. As you know, the area outside is all gray and brown and dark looking, then you walk in and the field is like a shining diamond. It always felt like a jewel to me. I’m sure the new place will be nice, but it’s just not the same. Some of my most memorable games were the Aaron Boone game, the 2001 World Series, Paulie’s last game in the Bronx, and David Well’s perfecto.
Right on, Vinny. I’ve always had that same view and the chill it delivered every time.
Interesting tidbit about their move to their new section, given all of the negative press about the seating process:
JB: The section numbers have changed in the new ballpark, so the bleacher creatures will no longer be known as ‘section 39.’ Where can fans find the creatures in the new ballpark?…