Perhaps more worrisome than the 22-4 drubbing that the Yankees and Chien-Ming Wang took yesterday, is the amazing number of home runs being hit in the new stadium. It seems implausible that two stadiums with the same dimensions right next to each other could be that much different, but there have been a bunch of questionable looking home runs hit the past couple of days.
If the new stadium continues to be a launching pad, this is really bad news for the Yankees. I know that both teams playing can benefit from this, but there is a reason why Colorado has had such difficulties building a winning team in the thin air.
If the Yankees are continually involved in high scoring affairs, it will wear out their rotation and bullpen.
So it will be interesting to see how this develops. Would the Yankees consider changing the dimensions and compromising the continuity from the old stadium to the new one? Could they perhaps change the height of the walls (which reportedly are a bit shorter than the old stadium)? Is there a way to change the concourse to affect the winds, which seemingly would have to be the biggest reason for this in the first place?
I don’t have an answer, but it appears here in the early going that the Yankees have a lot of kinks left to iron out with their new stadium.