Jan
27

Keeping the new stadium very clean

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In an effort to protect the team from staph infections that have plagued baseball clubhouses over the last few years, the Yankees are employing a disinfectant sports coating to keep their new stadium clean. The team plans to spray, according to Newsday, “all public bathrooms and concession areas, along with the home and visiting clubhouses, weight rooms, lounges, showers, coaches’ rooms, dugouts and bullpens, are being treated.” While one doctor thinks regular cleaning would do the trick, the company behind the coating obviously thinks otherwise. Either way, this move should satisfy all the germaphobe Yankee fans out there. (Hat tip to Shysterball.)

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium
  • The Evil Empire

    Since I’m related to A Rod, i think i’ll be using the Yankee bathrooms while at the stadium sometimes. I’ll take some pics for RAB

    • The Evil Empire

      Just kidding btw

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Actually, you know, they say hyper-cleaning and hyper-sterilization are what lead to things like super resistant staph and MRSA in the first place.

    A little dirt goes a long way…

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      http://www.livescience.com/hea.....erial.html

      I like my beer cold, my TV loud, my bathroom dirty, and my homosexuals FLAMING!!!

    • whozat

      Actually, you know, they say hyper-cleaning and hyper-sterilization are what lead to things like super resistant staph and MRSA in the first place.

      It’s evolution at work. Create an environment that allows survival for only microbes that are resistant to the strongest antibiotics, introduce microbes that double in number every 20 minutes, and boom…antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The most drug-resistant bugs are generally found in Hospitals…

      That said, NOT killing the bacteria won’t help either :-)

      I tend to favor the idea of bleaching down the clubhouse every couple nights. Some kind of antibacterial coating isn’t a good idea…it’s the same set of antibiotics, in place for a long time. That’s just ASKING to breed some superbugs.

      • Chris

        Think link to the CSG website (which supplies the chemical) says bugs cannot adapt to it, and it won’t create super bugs. And we all know that if the salesman says it, then it must be true.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That said, NOT killing the bacteria won’t help either :-)

        Actually, that’s exactly what the medical world is saying: don’t kill all that bacteria, expose kids and people to it so that their bodies can build up immune systems strong enough to fight off truly harmful microorganisms.

        • pat

          Thats how we won the War of the Worlds.

  • A.D.

    Not a bad plan, however most the time players are probably getting the infections from the field… don’t think they’re coating that.

    • pat

      I blame the road beef as a source of most infections.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    The happiest man in NY about this:

    http://www.seinfeldonline.com/puddy.jpg

    • The Evil Empire

      haha

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Puddy, [staring into space, picks up the phone]: “Puddy.”
        Kramer: “Is, uh, David Puddy there?”
        Puddy: “This is Puddy.”
        Kramer: “Well, this is Kramer.”
        Puddy: “I know.”
        Kramer: “Um, listen, you’re a mechanic. Could you help me install a garbage
        disposal?”
        Puddy: “Well, it’s a big job. You’ve got to dismantle the latch hasp from the
        auxiliary drainage line.”
        Kramer: “No. It says ‘main line’.”
        Puddy: “It’s a misprint. What do you got, a Clarkman?”

        • Nady Nation

          I know it looks bleak. I’ve been there. Ten years ago waking up in
          bed next to a woman like this would’ve sent me running for the Phisohex.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
  • Bostowned

    $50 says the chemicals used to clean everything will somehow give AJ Burnett an injury. Book it.

    lol

    • The Evil Empire

      Let’s bet

  • kevin

    Neyer, just wrote that Jed Lowerie is a top 5 SS, is that true? really? reyes, rollins, rameriez are the obvious top 3. the ss in the majors now is weak.

    • pat

      in the al east maybe.

    • http://26ncounting.blogspot.com VO

      hate to say that he has the potential, but he does, you can’t say he is a top 5 he only has 81 games (260 at bats) under his belt. In that time he had a .258 average .339 obp, and 2 hrs not exactly better than jeter (for what thats worth)

      • radnom

        He has potential to be a decent option at ss but does not project to be a top 5 in the ML guy nor did he show that last season.

  • barry

    how about germ-x stations

    • A.D.

      Purell dispensers at every seat

  • Januz

    I actually like what the Yankees are doing (And I am NO germaphobe). If you are investing $1.3 BILLION in a new facility, there is NOTHING that can ruin it more than germs and unsanitary conditions. Unsanitary conditions lead to vermin and bugs. I can only imagine what Yankee Haters would say if things were dirty?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      If you are investing $1.3 BILLION in a new facility, there is NOTHING that can ruin it more than germs and unsanitary conditions.

      Except for the Pittsburgh Pirates.