Players reflect on the baseball cathedral in the Bronx

Originally Published: July 15, 2008
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Ian Kinsler, All-Star second baseman for the Texas Rangers, was 6 or 7 years old when he got his first glimpse of Yankee Stadium. The experience literally took his breath away.

"I had a huge asthma attack during the game," Kinsler said Monday. "It was awesome. I had to go to the hospital and everything."

Scott Kazmir was 20 years old and a Tampa Bay rookie in his Yankee Stadium debut in 2004, and the circumstances were almost as stressful. He came on in relief of teammate ...

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