Hal Steinbrenner said the other day that he wanted to wait until after the season to decide whether Yankee Stadium needed any adjustments because of all the home runs.
That makes sense, of course. But, just for kicks, here is some basic data:
Home runs in 2008: 160 (1.98 per game).
Home runs in 2009: 156 (3.25 per game).
The new Stadium is on a pace that would produce 263 home runs. Yikes. The record is 303 at Coors Field in 1999. The Yankees were ahead of that pace earlier this season, but that has fallen of.
In terms of doubles, the old Stadium produced an average of 3.55 last season and is at 3.37 this season. So not a big change. But when it comes to home runs, something has changed.