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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Raissman: ESPN critiques of new Yankee Stadium keeps building on broadcasts

And can someone correct Not-So-Dandy Dan Schulman and his…“The dimensions here at the New Yankee Stadium are exactly the same as the old Yankee Stadium.” biz?

With the Yankees sitting atop the AL East, there isn’t much to criticize, not much negative meat on the bone for analysts to chew.

Still, if a voice is creative, perceptive and not paid by the Yankees, there are other directions to go — such as taking shots at the new Yankee Stadium for the library-like atmosphere permeating the ballpark — at least when the Noise Boys ain’t master blasting sound through the public address system.

Led by former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” crew ripped into the lack of natural, fan-produced, audio dynamite inside the Stadium. And you didn’t have to read between the lines to get Francona’s ultimate message: The fans in the old Stadium made it a living hell for the opposing team. They affected the game.

The ESPN voices also segued into a riff on Stadium security personnel, which they find to be different than those who worked at the old Stadium.

...Sunday, the crowd needed no catalyst to be put to sleep. If it has reached the point where guys such as Francona, who knows what real home crowd noise can do to an opponent, are making the sounds of silence an issue, maybe it will spark a debate over whether the Yankees actually have a home-field advantage at the new Stadium.

Repoz Posted: July 31, 2012 at 01:12 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: July 31, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4197290)
The Yankees will never win a title in the new stadium.
   2. A triple short of the cycle Posted: July 31, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4197315)
Yankees fans aren't making as much noise this year at the Oakland Coliseum, either.
   3. JE (Jason) Posted: July 31, 2012 at 04:33 PM (#4197455)
It’s hard to tell how these things play out over time. It would be absolutely no surprise if Bombers execs file this in their memory bank for future use, especially if they ever have the occasion to do business with ESPN. Let’s just say they might remember Francona’s and Shulman’s critique when it comes to considering selling their coveted radio rights to ESPN-98.7, which desperately wants to get its hands on that package. WCBS-AM currently owns the rights, but its contract expires following this season.

Oh, please. Remember when we were told that Cashman would never again do business with Jack Z because of the Cliff Lee trade-that-wasn't?
Perhaps he was talking about the overall demeanor of a security force that would not allow Paul O’Neill, a member of YES’ broadcast team, in the clubhouse area.

Didn't a hipster doofus fan walk up to O'Neill in the old clubhouse and tell him that he had to hit two home runs that day in order to help out a sick kid?
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: July 31, 2012 at 05:03 PM (#4197495)
Yankees fans aren't making as much noise this year at the Oakland Coliseum, either.


I attended a Yankees-A's playoff game back in 2000. Trust me, Yankees fans knew how to make a lot of noise in Oakland Coliseum (or whatever corporate name is going by at the time).

   5. Hecubot Posted: July 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4197755)
I attended a Yankees-A's playoff game back in 2000. Trust me, Yankees fans knew how to make a lot of noise in Oakland Coliseum (or whatever corporate name is going by at the time).


See, but it's a joke because the A's just swept the Yankees at the Coli. Let me explain it to you in excruciating detail...
   6. Koot Posted: August 01, 2012 at 07:42 AM (#4197832)
It’s hard to tell how these things play out over time. It would be absolutely no surprise if Bombers execs file this in their memory bank for future use, especially if they ever have the occasion to do business with ESPN. Let’s just say they might remember Francona’s and Shulman’s critique when it comes to considering selling their coveted radio rights to ESPN-98.7, which desperately wants to get its hands on that package. WCBS-AM currently owns the rights, but its contract expires following this season.


Oh, please. Remember when we were told that Cashman would never again do business with Jack Z because of the Cliff Lee trade-that-wasn't?


Agreed. It would be a terrible business move to not take the best deal because of a little bit of criticism, and I can't imagine the Yankees leaving money on the table because of something that silly. I always get my hopes up when I see that Yankee radio rights may change hands, because it could mean the end of John Sterling's career.
   7. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: August 01, 2012 at 08:42 AM (#4197851)
I'm always saddened by the way ESPN and the national media never give the Yankees a fair shake.
   8. Bitter Mouse Posted: August 01, 2012 at 08:45 AM (#4197854)
I always get my hopes up when I see that Yankee radio rights may change hands, because it could mean the end of John Sterling's career.


Isn't that more determined by the team rather than the station? Have I been blaming the wrong group all these years for various terrible announcers?
   9. SG Posted: August 01, 2012 at 09:38 AM (#4197902)
The Yankees will never win a title in the new stadium.


Aside from the 2009 title? That seems to eliminate the word never from your comment.
   10. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:52 AM (#4197958)
That one doesn't count because the roster was littered with A.J. Burnett, Alex Rodriguez and other Untrue Yankees.
   11. SoSH U at work Posted: August 01, 2012 at 10:52 AM (#4197959)

Aside from the 2009 title? That seems to eliminate the word never from your comment.


I think WJ knew all that.

   12. DiPoto Cabengo Posted: August 01, 2012 at 12:28 PM (#4198077)
Maybe rich people don't cheer as loud?
   13. dr. scott Posted: August 01, 2012 at 12:50 PM (#4198099)
Maybe rich people don't cheer as loud?


Maybe, but AT&T is full of rich people and its really loud.

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