Saturday, November 14, 2009

The New York Football Giants And "Jesuit Row"

A woman once chided Mrs. Mara for attending a Giant game at the "Old Yankee Stadium" in the late stages of pregnancy, she said, "I'm better off in the stadium. We have everything right there: an obstetrician, a pediatrician, a dentist, an internist, a heart surgeon, a chief of surgery and an anesthetist." Mara adds, "In case they fail, there are always a couple of priests around."
In point of fact, 30 seats in Section 36 in the upper stands is known as "Jesuit Row." Mara sends tickets for every game to the rector at St. Ignatius and to friends at Fordham.
His clerical beneficiaries are of the old school adhering to black suits and roman collars.

Link (here) to the original full post at the blog entitled Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts by Thomas Pryor.

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