By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
Watching the last Yankee Game from Yankee Stadium on ESPN with my son last night -- felt vaguely like the financial news these days. Nobody asked for what's happening right now in the financial markets. Taxpayers weren't asking for the burden they've just taken on. Likewise, as they were panning the sad faces at the end of last night's game, marking the end of the House that Ruth Built, I was thinking: these fans didn't ask for this. No Yankee fan that I know was begging...or even hoping...for a new stadium. Bathrooms from this century? That would be nice. An industry-standard jumbo video screen? Great. A few more of the amenities baseball fans have come to love at some of the newer parks? Sure. But the new stadium isn't about the fans (fewer seats at higher prices) as much as its about the team...player salaries...the owners. But as one sportswriter put it, "we are the only nation that tears down our own cathedrals." Aint it the truth.
We are busy preparing tonight's broadcast -- having enjoyed a weekend off, while we prepare for our trip to Texas Tuesday night. We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.