Sorry, couldn’t resist the headline. Apparently, the homer-friendly atmosphere in the new Yankee Stadium might not be some kind of park effect. While we’ve seen a record number of gopher balls over the first six games at the park, Brian Cashman notes that homers are traveling further throughout baseball. On average, they’re going an extra eight feet, something which “may even out over the course of an 81-game home schedule.” Let’s hope this is the case. While a more homer-friendly park would obviously benefit the Yanks’ offense, opposing teams have the same advantage. I prefer the Yanks’ pitchers keeping the ball in the park.
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