Monday, April 20, 2009

Mike Francesa: New Yankee Stadium is amusement park

Francesa on his WFAN show today says, new Yankee Stadium "plays like Coors Field, plays like a pinball joint...Right now the conditions at the Stadium override the game....Everyone involved had good intentions," but the conditions, the apparent jet stream for cheap home runs into right field must be fixed immediately, as soon as the team leaves for its next road trip. You can't play championship baseball and be on a carnival ride. "Not saying Yankee pitchers didn't earn the results" especially in Wang's case, just too many balls went out too easily. "Yankee Stadium was always an honest ballpark and did favor" lefty power hitters, but what is now isn't. "Thanks but no thanks. Not for the cathedral of baseball. If someone else wants to do it, fine," but it's not what Yankee baseball earned. "A beautiful place" but nobody wants it to play like this.

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  • the new ballpark is a little wild. was watching the bronx is burning the other day since msg is airing it on sundays at 9pm now (http://www.msg.com/summerof77/), and it made me think about how many hr's players like reggie jackson would have hit in the new stadium. listening to the post commentary from him, ron guidry, and others, it gives you a good appreciation for what is unfolding right in front of our eyes though. we can actually witness this new era of yankee baseball as many of us were too young in the past!

    By Blogger Henry, at 3:02 PM  

  • Yes, but this new era needs to be over fast, ie they need to change the dynamics. No one wants cheap home runs. It doesn't need to be Petco, but needs to be something other than what it is right now.

    By Blogger susan mullen, at 11:44 PM  

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