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The New Windy City

Posted on: June 19, 2009 4:33 pm
 
Since steroids are actually illegal now in baseball, the Yankees have built a new stadium to apparently help increase the amount of homeruns that fly out of their ballpark. We have all heard about the ridiculous rate at which homeruns are flying out of Yankee Stadium, yet there has never really been a reason explained as to why this is happening. I also don't believe the Yankees spent that much money on a stadium without knowing what kind of wind patterns would be inside the stadium. Why would they care about an increased amount of homeruns you ask? Well, yes I understand that it does not give them an advantage as it helps both teams in the same way, but the Yankees have this player named Alex Rordiguez who is expected to break the homerun record by the end of his career which I'm sure is a record New York would like to have returned to Yankee Stadium, which Babe Ruth held for quite some time. And yes, I am accusing the Yankees of knowingly building a stadium where they knew a massive amount of homeruns would leave the ballpark. However, I am not saying that there is anything wrong with this idea as it's actually a pretty smart business move. So when Alex Rodriguez goes into the Hall of Fame, he will need a steroid asterisk and a wind-assisted asteriskon his plaque. And if you are interested, take a look at the graphic below for a detailed visual explanation of why the ball is flying out of Yankee Stadium at a record pace.


Category: MLB
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Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2009 7:14 pm
 

The New Windy City

It most certainly is. The sports analysts keep talking about how the balls are flying out because of the wind, but I never really heard why. I found this graphic very informative. Thanks for taking your time to read my blog.



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: June 19, 2009 4:39 pm
 

The New Windy City

Intersting......and only another 140 Hr's to go this year!


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