Notes From Yankees Propoganda Machine: What Empty Seats?

From the Times.

All of the lower-priced sections seemed to be packed, but there were dozens of empty seats in the premium levels. Seemingly all of the seats in sections 11 and 29 — eight rows apiece, at the left- and right-field ends of the Legends Suite area — were unoccupied.

Levine said many of the premium seats were sold, but ticket-holders did not attend the game or might have spent much of their time in a private club area. 

Really?  Randy, come on.  It was 70 and sunny on Friday.   Nicer Saturday.   Fox showed entire sections of empty cushioned seats.  You really want us to believe that people are paying thousands of dollars to hang out in the club and watch the game on TV?

You can read more of this nonsense here .

Published: April 18, 2009
The Yankees’ announced attendance Friday was 45,101, or 93.4 percent of the sold-out crowd for the Yankee Stadium opener Thursday.


Views From Mets Citi Field Section 516

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We got this email….I believe this is section 516.

Friday…was sitting right in the path of a handrail, as well as every person who came up our steps. I’m 5-8, and I could only see the field if I leaned forward so that my head was over the handrail (not as much of a problem if you’re 6 feet, but still). I tolerated it, but wouldn’t recommend.

As I do like to be fair, the vendor/civilians-on-stairs problem also existed at Shea.

Yankee Stadium’s Home Run Design Flaw?

There were EIGHT more home runs at New Yankee Stadium today bringing the total to 25 home runs in 43 innings (if my math is right, adding 8 to yesterday’s LoHud story) including the exhibition games.

That doesn’t count all the balls that are rocketing out to the outfield.

Is this a design flaw?  It’s only April and the ball can’t stay in the park.   What will happen when it’s 90 and humid?

There’s no easy fix either…there isn’t much room behind the plate to move the infield back, and the design of the new stadium has bleachers and right field up against the femce.   Besides, when the ball is landing in the second deck in right field, there isn’t much you can do.

For those of you wondering, 22 runs was the most ever given up at the New Yankee Stadium (and ties the record for any of the Yankees homes) and the 14 run second was the most the franchise had ever given up in one inning.

When any fly ball has a chance of being a three run homer, the game becomes much more about luck than skill.

How you guys enjoying this new stadium?