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October, not opener, will define stadium

Time will tell how the Yankees' new home will be regarded

Originally Published: April 16, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Old habits die hard, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi took the scenic route to work Thursday morning. Rather than exit the Major Deegan Expressway at 161st Street and the Macombs Dam Bridge, he took the River Avenue exit to the office.

Or, as a sentimentalist might refer to it, Memory Lane.

The drive took him past the old Yankee Stadium, and Girardi glanced through an opening in the structure to see a large tent where baseball used to be played. For all he knew, there were ...

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