I’ve been sitting on this one for awhile: the RLYW takes a look at offensive stats at Yankee stadium (through May 24th).
Their findings? It’s been about equal to what Fenway has been over the past couple years. And I think it’s safe to say that there is a decent chance the new stadium will see less offense from here on out.
So if you want to call the new stadium a joke, by all means go ahead. But that’s because it’s been Fenway West, not Coors Field East – and as everyone should know, Fenway park is a joke.
So the new stadium should work out this year, even if it doesn’t play exactly how everyone expected. Maybe at years end, the Yankees decide to make a few changes to help limit runs, but Fenway park has been an offensive haven like this for a solid hundred years and everyone seems to think that’s just fine.