PA: New stadium is TV unfriendly

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Here’s an odd little tidbit about the new stadium: According to Peter Abraham, the new digs are “not particularly conducive to television cameras.” The YES camera crews say that the views from the camera pits down the line are not too clear, and the view from behind the plate will be through a net. Abraham imagines that YES, ESPN, Fox and TBS may ask the Yankees to improve the view. In an age in which TV viewership is so important to the game, the Yankees probably should have thought of this one already.

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  • Mike A.

    Well that’s what the exhibition games against the Cubs are for. See what’s wrong, then fix it while the team is on the road to start the year.

    Much ado about nothing.

    • Charlie

      Agreed, this is a very easy problem to fix.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Hey Pete, you’re not exactly TV friendly yourself!!

    • La Costco Nostra

      IMAX Friendly.

  • Bonos

    You’ve seen Pete’s videos have you? Poor guy, both Pete and the viewer.

  • steve (different one)

    a net?! a net!?!

    call Batman, Stephen Hawking, and “the Wolf” from Pulp Fiction…how will we defeat this problem?!

    • Aaron

      Melvin Crousett. Enough said.

    • Mike Pop

      Obama got elected for a reason, steve.

  • AJ

    I know everyone will work out their problems with shooting (that’s why the people get paid good money at ESPN, YES, etc.) However, I also wonder if the Yanks realized they were creating shooting problems in the new construction. Clearly, things will be fixed and it probably is much ado about nothing. But it was interesting to see that a new stadium would be t.v.-unfriendly.

  • Big Tony

    Not only is the Stadium not good for TV it’s not good for the fans.

    If you’re a season ticket holder watch out!

    I paid full price for my season tickets; had a contract; paid everything and now a few weeks before the season the Yankees tell me they are changing my seat to 7 rows back for the same price!!!!

    I said no and they told me to take a hike!!!

    These were $28,000 seats!!!! Paid! And with a contract!

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Tickets aren’t subject to contract. They are a license and, as such, can be subject to change.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I’m sure we can depend on Pete to point out everything that is wrong with everything. Looking forward to a long season of his negativity.

    As someone said, the exhibition games are for these reasons. YES is a cash cow for the Yankees and they’re going to have television viewing as a priority. For anyone to think otherwise is stupid.

    They’ve also done a good job of reacting to criticism about things (and hopefully the BP complaints get through) but if everyone is bitching about everything that will change.

    Rachet down the hysteria.

    • donttradecano

      too bad pete doesnt point out whats wrong with himself

  • Stuart

    I watched Friday’s broadcast of the Yankees vs. Cubs and I was shocked and appalled at what I witnessed. The camera shots from behind home plate were simply horrific! The ever-present mesh netting was intrusive, distracting and gave the telecast the look and feel of a spring training game! It’s astonishing that this $1.5 billion dollar palace could be designed with such a fatal flaw! Somehow, someway, something must be done to correct this problem. What a travesty!