Whomever made the decision to put a gigantic bat in front of Yankee Stadium when it reopened in 1976 was a genius.
Seriously, it became THE way to meet your friends in a pre cell phone universe.
You needed the physical tickets. You couldn’t e mail them to anyone. And you couldn’t call someone in the crowd before a game because nobody had a phone.
What was the solution? Just say “Let’s meet at the Bat.”
Granted, EVERYONE wound up meeting at the bat, but at least you had a specific place to weed through the crowd and find your friend.
The concept of texting was beyond any of our comprehension then.