One For The Roadie: Anthrax Represents For The Bronx

Though they’re usually associated with coming from Staten Island, New York, a few members of the seminal thrash metal band Anthrax—like drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and lead guitarist Rob Caggiano—are actually Bronx-born. It’s why, in preparation for their September 14th Big 4 concert at the New Yankee Stadium, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. proclaimed an official declaration making September 14th “Anthrax Day in the Bronx.”

In the video below, Diaz Jr. reads the announcement, which peppers in song titles from Anthrax’s catalog like “Bring The Noise” and “Persistence of Time.” One of my groomsmen and best friends, Staten Islander John DeSio, is the communications director for BP Diaz, Jr., and I know he had a lot to do with this. I call that using his power for good!

However, this is the cherry on top of the mound of awesomeness called the Big 4 Concert: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Playing in the Bronx. There was an earlier US incarnation of the concert held post-Coachella at the Empire Polo Field in April. For some reason, however, I feel this will rock even harder. It will probably have to do with the lack of 100-degree temperatures. Banging your head is a lot easier when you’re hydrated.

New Yankee Stadium Seating Chart

Posted below is the new Yankee Stadium seating chart.  The new Yankee Stadium is currently under construction, and is set to open on April 16, 2009 when the Yankees play the Cleveland Indians.  The new stadium is located just across the street from the current stadium, and will retain the current stadium’s name.

New Yankee Stadium Seating Chart

New Yankee Stadium Seating Chart

Recap: Last All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, Wow!

Not only was it the last All-Star game to be played at Yankee Stadium, it was the longest All-Star game ever. Lasting a record 4 hours and 50 minutes, Phil Niekro couldn’t have even guessed how memorable it would actually be. A battle to the very end – a 15-inning battle – the American League pulled off their 12th straight All-Star game win. J.D. Drew captured the All-Star game MVP award, sealing the deal with a two-run shot in the seventh that tied the game and helping the AL rally in the 11th, putting runners on first and third with only one out. Despite the NL snuffing several AL opportunites to shut it down early, the game went on and on, and the fans were probably feeling quite somnabulent much before the final inning. Incredible.

This final game at Yankee Stadium was an absolutely fabulous All-Star showdown. If you did not get a chance to make this year’s outing, head to St. Louis in 2009 for the next All-Star experience.

Last MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium

Get ready for the most sentimental game at Yankee Stadium so far this season – the MLB All-Star game.  We have tickets for all you latecomers out there, so get on the ball and grab a pair for the game.  The atmosphere of Yankee Stadium is that of history and legend, and after this year, you will never have another chance to see a game at the iconic ballpark in New York. 

 

The schedule for the All-Star weekend in New York is as follows:

 

July 13
All-Star Futures Game, 12:37 p.m. ET

All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, 4 p.m. ET

 

July 14
MLB All-Star Batting Practice, 5:30 p.m. ET (AL) and 6:25 p.m. ET (NL)
State Farm Home Run Derby, 8 p.m. ET

 

July 15
MLB All-Star Game Red Carpet Show, 1-3 p.m. ET
79th MLB All-Star Game, 8 p.m. ET

 

Take it from me; you will never regret seeing the top baseball players in the country competing against each other at Yankee Stadium.  This event only occurs once a year, and this year’s All-Star lineup is top notch.  After you’ve experienced the action firsthand, feel free to send me your pictures from this year’s game for a possible feature on our site.

 

“This final All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium is what the stadium is about – memories.”

- Phil Niekro