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It’s official: The place is a launching pad

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 23, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This note via the Yankees:

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 26 home runs hit in Yankee Stadium’s first six games surpasses the total hit in the first six games at the Kansas City Athletics’ Municipal Stadium in 1955 (25) for the most hit in the first six games at a new big league venue.

So that’s more than Citizens Bank Park and Coors Field. Um ….

I still think Mark Teixeira (and others) are right when they say we’ll need to see at least half a season before deciding what is what. But the evidence is mounting.

The “things to do” list in the front office must be getting longer by the day …

1. Move right field wall back six feet, make it higher.
2. Remove seats from directly behind OF fences so fans can’t interfere with games.
3. Fix backstop net so TV network we own most of can televise games unimpeded.
4. Call Mohegan Sun and apologize for every story that says “The Mohegan Sun Sports Bar, which obstructs thousands of seats …”
5. Find a way to fill the good seats.

UPDATE, 12:24 p.m.: As some readers suggested …

7. Fix Monument Cave and create Monument Park somewhere in Stadium.

Monument Cave (c) by Anthony McCarron.




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