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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby Carnac » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:46 pm

Looks like a band box only for the Yanks opponents! :-D
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby Steve-o » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:35 pm

Here's some research that the BP people did:

While the distances of the new Yankee Stadium's fences have not changed significantly from the classic version, the heights of the fences are different. ... For example, halfway between the right-field line and dead center in the new stadium is 350 feet from home plate, whereas in the old park it was 359. In addition, the fence is now eight feet high instead of 9.4 feet, meaning the difference in distance is closer to being 11 feet shorter.


It sure seems like more of a hitteres park.
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby slappinSingles » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:00 pm

I've heard the concourses can actually effect how the wind in the field moves. With the more open/wider concourses it's possible the wind doesn't circle as much and will blow out more. Hard to say, but the building is different. But lets at least wait till we're out of spring to even guess.
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby jealousblues » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:25 am

wouldnt it be kind of funny if they spent all that money and made it so nice...and it becomes a joke like old Coors
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby Yoda » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:47 am

jealousblues wrote:wouldnt it be kind of funny if they spent all that money and made it so nice...and it becomes a joke like old Coors


Unless they somehow they changed the altitude of Bronx...
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby jealousblues » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:55 am

altitude isnt the only factor that influences HR tendencies
im sure others have mentioned the wind ect, fences, ect...
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby Crazed98 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:09 am

jealousblues wrote:altitude isnt the only factor that influences HR tendencies
im sure others have mentioned the wind ect, fences, ect...


Taking down the House that Ruth built might have brought back the curse of the Bambino but this time on the Yankees lol :-b
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby jswede » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:47 am

Steve-o wrote:Here's some research that the BP people did:

While the distances of the new Yankee Stadium's fences have not changed significantly from the classic version, the heights of the fences are different. ... For example, halfway between the right-field line and dead center in the new stadium is 350 feet from home plate, whereas in the old park it was 359. In addition, the fence is now eight feet high instead of 9.4 feet, meaning the difference in distance is closer to being 11 feet shorter.


It sure seems like more of a hitteres park.


Good info. The Asdrubal Cabrera GS went to right center and definitely cleared by less than 10 feet. Not sure if the dimensons hold in left center, but Choo's HR went there maybe cleared by 10-12 feet. That's 7 runs yesterday, just off the top of my (still groggy) head.
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby CadensDad » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:15 am

Seems like a hitters paradise to me. Right field seems great. But let's see another 15-20 games before we really hit this subject hard
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Re: Anyone else thinking new Yankee Stadium is a bandbox?

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:48 am

I caught the replay of the Cleveland 22-4 pwnage.

A lot of those HRs were mis-hits for sure. V-Marts was about the only one I remember thinking that it was out off the bat, and only really because it made a great noise.

Should be interesting to revisit in July/August.
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