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Yankee Stadium: Now it's the grass

Posted on: May 7, 2009 8:11 pm
 
NEW YORK -- We know about the ridiculously high ticket prices, and the empty seats behind the plate. We heard about the jet stream to right field.

And yes, the Yankees have had a few customer relations problems at their new stadium.

But did you hear about the infield? Yes, the infield.

"The infield's slower," Rays manager Joe Maddon said today. "It's velcro-esque. The biggest difference [between the old stadium and this one]? The grass."

Maddon's Rays beat the Yankees 4-3 in 10 innings Wednesday night in their first game at the new stadium. The Rays hit three home runs in the first three innings tonight, the 40th, 41st and 42nd in the first 13 games played at Yankee Stadium.

Home runs, and the jet stream to right field, were one of the hot topics during the Yankees' first homestand. The ball hasn't carried nearly as well during this second homestand, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that in his opinion, the park played "fair" during last weekend's series.

Oh, and those seats behind the plate? Tonight, most of them seem to occupied.

The other big problem this week has been the rain. The Yankees and Angels were rained out Sunday. Monday's game against the Red Sox began after a delay of more than two hours, and Wednesday's game against the Rays included a delay in the ninth inning.

"Why not spend another $1 billion and put a roof on it?" Maddon asked jokingly.
Category: MLB
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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:54 am
 

Yankee Stadium: Now it's the grass



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Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2009 5:03 pm
 

Yankee Stadium: Now it's the grass

The classlessness of the Yankees organization is finally showing its true colors.

Awesome.




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2009 1:36 pm
 

Yankee Stadium: Now it's the grass

I agree with your sentiments. Quick question though: Any chance that the Yankees are letting the infield grass grow a little longer? This would give their infielders a little more time (and therefore, a little more range.) I’m not saying this IS happening, but it’s common knowledge that some teams DO let their grass grow, or cut it shorter, based on their teams speed (or lack therefore of.)




Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2009 9:07 am
 

Yankee Stadium: Now it's the grass

The fact that the grass in Yankee stadium constitutes as news is almost pathetic. First it was the news that the Yankees would be selling official New York Yankees sod, now it's that the Yankees sod plays slow. We are what, 12 games into the new Yankee Stadium? Measuring a ballpark's tendencies takes a minimum of three years, so enough of this speculation. The Yankees are using the same sod they have always used, I doubt it suddenly became like Velcro. Also, weather conditions haven't exactly been ideal lately, so that further reduces the accuracy of any of these early speculations. How about we return to some real baseball news. I'm a Yankee fan and even I say enough about the Yankees. There has got to be something more important to write about besides the Yankees grass.


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