PHOENIX -- Paul O'Neill stepped onto the field, looked up and blinked.
Overhanging restaurants. Odd angles. Walls covered by enormous advertisements. Sun slanting through huge glass windows.
"Man, they got a lot of stuff going on," the outfielder for the New York Yankees said.
O'Neill and many other Yankees got their first glance at Bank One Ballpark during a workout Thursday night, and it was exactly what they expected. It's not anything like Yankee Stadium.
From the Babe to the ballpark called the BOB, it'll be two different worlds at this year's World Series.
Especially when it comes to the stadiums, starting with Game 1 Saturday night in Phoenix.
"This is the biggest contrast there is, I think," Arizona pitcher Greg Swindell said.
"They're going to see our place and say, 'Spoiled rotten.' We have a tanning booth and a hot tub in our clubhouse. Their locker rooms are like our trainer's room."
True, the House That Ruth Built -- built about a decade after Arizona became a state -- does not have those amenities. Its home clubhouse has something more hallowed -- Thurman Munson's locker, complete with his No. 15 jersey and catching gear, just as they were the day he died in a 1979 airplane crash.
"You're never going to match the tradition Yankee Stadium has. Never," Arizona first baseman Mark Grace said. "When I go there for the first time next week, I'm going to be just like a little geek, seeing the monuments and shrines."
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