Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Yankees stadium=homerun park?

I am not going to come to the conclusion New Yankees stadium is definitely a homerun park because it is too early to make this judgement. This post is not about figuring out the reasons for that. I have three thoughts regard of this issue.

First of all, it looks like it starts affecting the way Yankees pitchers pitch because they are afraid of any fly ball flying out the ball park. The obvious evidence is how many walks Yankees pitchers have given up during Indians series because they want to throw perfect pitch to avoid that problem.

Secondly, it may have impact on getting good pitchers to sign with Yankees in the future. For example, it may increase the odd CC leaves Yankees after three years. Does it mean Yankees should sign more groundball pitchers than flyball/strikeout pitchers in the future? If this is true, Yankees definitely need to do everything to get Wang right.

Thirdly, it looks like it increases the odd that A-Rod will live up to his contract and end up with new Home-Run King.


MJB said...

The announcers are sure trying to make it sound like a HR park...but I can't remember the last time I thought the syndicated announcers made a good point.

I like your point about A_rod. SO true that it could really help his HR chase, if its truly a HR ballpark.

Jessica Lee said...

Ha, definitely, A-Rod still has 9 more years to go on his contract.

DANNY said...

26 Homeruns in 6 games. Its a record. And yet when I went to the game on Tuesday, there was only one.. by Johnny Damon.

The Phantom said...

The season is very young.