As most baseball fans are aware, this is to be the last season for famed Yankee Stadium, with that building's tenants set to move into new digs in 2009. Therefore, one major question concerns what would be a fitting send-off for the 85-year-old venue. Obviously, Yankees-Red Sox would work, given their fierce rivalry, and the fact that those two teams opened Yankee Stadium back in 1923 (4-1 Yankees, Ruth 3-run HR). You could also make a case for Yankees-Mets, Yankees-Dodgers, or Yankees-Giants (Yay, interleague play!).
However, in considering those matchups, one overlooks the most blindingly obvious suggestion, that being that Yankee Stadium should be closed by...
The New York Rangers.
Now, Yankee Stadium has hosted non-baseball sporting events, in particular football, but also soccer:
Some Brazilian guy at Yankee Stadium
Furthermore, we here in the warrens give a scaly orange thumbs-up to outdoor ice hockey. The Heritage Classic in sub-zero Fahrenheit temperatures in Edmonton, and the game played in a blizzard a couple of months ago in Buffalo were both great fun.
However, this just seems wrong...