Since that was written a new version of Yankee Stadium was built, which makes the short distance in right field even more of a joke than it had been. Before Yankee haters go wacky, remember: Ruth hit 32 of his 60 on the road and Maris hit 31 of his 61 on the road.
In last night’s game at the Stadium Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox hit a four run HR to right field that should have been caught. Yankee manager Joe Girardi replaced former center fielder Vernon Wells in right field with Ichiro Suzuki to improve the fielding and to protect a fragile five run lead in the seventh inning. Suzuki has several atrocious habits at bat, on the bases and in the field. Suzuki drifted back and mistimed his jump and still barely missed the high fly hit by Napoli. A fly ball hit no more than 350 feet produced four runs.
Major Baseball League (MBL) commissioner Allen Huber “Bud” Selig should be embarrassed.
... You live by the short porch, you die by the short porch.
Selig presided over this mess. He could have steered the MBL in the right direction but instead Selig became its chief steroid zealot even though his family may have benefited more from the financial boom of the steroid era than any in the MBL.
Bud, the parks are juiced and will remain so long after you’ve chased your last PED player. Wake the heck up.