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Stadium tribute lacked emotion, star power of '99

Updated: July 16, 2008, 10:23 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was described as the greatest collection of players in one spot in the history of baseball. But Tuesday's eagerly anticipated pregame ceremony may not have even been the greatest in the history of Yankee Stadium. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, that distinction might have been any time Babe Ruth walked onto the field by himself.

With this being the last season at Yankee Stadium and with the promise of an appearance by most of the living Hall of Famers, Tuesday's pregame ...

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