Slowey Not A Good Fit For The Yankees

Yesterday, the Twins announced that Kevin Slowey would begin the season in the bullpen serving as a longman, and various reports suggested that Slowey can be obtained for relief help. This prompted Dave Cameron of Fangraphs to say the following:

This guy ranks 56th...

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Discussion: Etiquette Of The Wave

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A ongoing discussion that I have been having recently with a number of people on Twitter has regarded “The Wave,” a much derided stadium tradition that purists hate. Every time the wave is done, someone at the Stadium or noticing it at home sends out a frustrated...

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Taking Advantage Of Yankee Stadium

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The ESPN park factors for 2009 were released, and Yankee Stadium actually comes in at .965, 20th in baseball. What does that mean? The legend on the ESPN data page explains:

Park Factor compares the rate of stats at home vs. the rate of stats on...

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Yankee Stadium Open For Game 3

From The NYT Bats Blog:

The Yankees announced Sunday that they will open the stadium field level, along with the Great Hall, on Monday afternoon to allow fans to watch the team’s game against the Angels in Anaheim. The decision to open the stadium was made after the Yankees consulted with Ruben Diaz Jr., the...

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New Stadium set to witness first historical moment

Sometime this week, Derek Jeter will break Lou Gehrig’s record for all time hits as a Yankee.

When Jeter does so, he will have accomplished the feat at the New Yankee Stadium–and it will be the first historic Yankee moment unrelated to the Stadium itself to occur there.

The selling point of the old Stadium, to many,...

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RLYW: Yankee Stadium Boosting Offense Just 2%

From RLYW:

According to wOBA, New Yankee Stadium is now boosting offense by only 2%. And interestingly enough, there have been more runs scored per game in Yankee road games (10.45 per game) than Yankee home games (10.34 per game).

I really do not have much to add. While home runs are up in Yankee...

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Yankees Playoff Tickets Not That Pricey

From Darren Rovell:

Those expecting to hear of a price gouge for Yankees postseason tickets might be surprised.

It’s not coming.

CNBC has seen the final face value prices that the Yankees submitted to Major League Baseball and increases will be much smaller than the jump season ticket holders saw for home games played at the old...

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In the new Yankee Stadium, it’s not the wind…

Michael Salfino of SNY has a piece up reviewing a study done by Alan Nathan from the Department of Physics of the University of Illinois. The study was inspired by the idea that there is something of a wind tunnel in the new Yankee Stadium, which is affecting the number...

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Baseball Is The Greatest Sport In The World

After an always exciting, often euphoric weekend, I have so many thoughts jumbling around my head that it has taken a while for me to distill them into some reasonable, conveyable thoughts. There are two in particular that I would like to share about the greatness of baseball.

1) I was at the game last night,...

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