Neil Best of Newsday talked to Yankees president Randy Levine about how the backstop net at the new Stadium obscures certain camera shots.
“We don’t think it’s a very significant factor here at the Yankees,” Levine said. “I know some of you in the media might think so. But we’re not hearing it. There’s been a lot of attention to the high home shot; I think way too much attention . . . We think, with respect, you guys have made a lot more of it than there really is.”
This blog had that story first and the complaints came directly from two YES employees. As for whether fans being upset, I will happily print out any or all of the 100+ e-mails I have received on the subject. Or the Yankees can page through the comments on this blog, Bronx Banter, Was Watching or any of the other reputable blogs out there.
While the Yankees say that it’s a safety issue, many new parks do not have this problem. And more care should have been put into accommodating the cameras given how many people have been priced out of attending games.
In just two weeks, there were several changes made to the Stadium. Hopefully more are on the way including figuring out how best to rig that now-infamous net.
UPDATE, 9:47 p.m.: A reader named Cheryl just sent me this e-mail: “What difference does it make whether they have a net there anyway? Nobody is sitting in those expensive seats. A foul ball wouldn’t hurt anybody!!!
Hilarious. And true.