Saturday, March 1, 2014

We Saw Bronx Bombers Before It Closes

As I said in this journal before we originally were going to see this show on March 15, but exchanged our tickets for February 28th to see it before it closes on March 2.  It was actually two plays in one.  Act I take place in June 1977 in a hotel room just after there was a big fight in the dugout between Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson.  Yogi Berra who was a coach was the main character.  In Act II there is a dinner at Yogi Berra's house for the closing of Yankee Stadium.  Several Yankee stars from the past including Babe Ruth, Lou Gerhig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard, and Derek Jeter were the guests of Carmen and Yogi.  I thought that there should have been a Yankee represented.  I thought it should be Whitey Ford.  The characters talked about George Steinbreener, but he was not in the play.

I enjoy this show, but it closed after a very short run.  It may be that baseball fans do not go to the theater and that theater enthusiasts are not interested in baseball..  Below is a photo of Lee standing next to a photo of Yogi Berra.

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