Good ole’ Wally Matthews chimes in with his take on the New Yankee Stadium:
Whatever it is, the franchise that took ownership of the home run, whose players have hit some of the most famous home runs in baseball history – The Babe’s called shot, Reggie’s three on three consecutive World Series pitches, The Mick’s blast off the faÃÂ§ade – has turned the game’s most impressive individual accomplishment into something just about anyone can do.
This cannot have been the intention of architects who designed this launching pad or team executives who approved its design. The original Stadium had a short rightfield line to accommodate Babe Ruth’s lefthanded uppercut, but the place was Death Valley just about everywhere else.
You hit a home run there, you earned it. Now they can’t keep the ball in the ballpark.
Firstly, I want to point out that the Stadium has not allowed that many home runs to center or left. It is only a “bandbox” in right, where it has always been short but is now 9 feet shorter than the old park in some places and has lower fences.… Click here to read the rest