The anti-microbial Yankee StadiumBy
One of the lesser-known features of New Yankee Stadium are the clean clubhouses. The Yankees and the Coatings Specialist Group teamed up to bring a clubhouse purportedly 99.9 percent free of bacteria, viruses and fungi that could inhabit a Major League Baseball clubhouse. After increased attention to the antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria over the last few years, the Yankees did not want to take any chances. Not everyone, however, is sold on the idea. Kent Sepkowitz, a New York-based physician, examined the plan for Slate and offered up his critique of it. Sepkowitz doesn’t believe CSG’s products can deliver, and on the second page of the article, he notes that the company is not what it seems either. At least all of those Monk types out there won’t be worrying about the bacteria though.