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Another problem at the new Stadium

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 19, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The old Stadium had a walkway alongside the top of the right-field wall so fans could not easily lean over and interfere with play. After the Jeffrey Maier incident, the Yankees always had security there to keep the fans back.

Why wasn’t the new Stadium planned out the same way? What we saw today in the seventh inning is going to happen time after time as fans reach over the wall.

Michael Kay talked about it today during the YES telecast and he was exactly right. The Yankees caught a break today but that just as easily could have been fan interference.

Construction workers are going to be busy at the Stadium again over the winter. There are a lot of things that need to be fixed.

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Matt, a reader, pointed this out to me. The original plans for the new Stadim including a rendering of Monument Park that had it in a nice, open area, not in Monument Cave like it is now.

Check out this link, go to the fourth image on the slideshow.

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