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    Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    I've heard it mentioned several times by announcers, ESPN, and now Pete Abe that the new stadium is a hitter's park because of all the homeruns we have seen thus far.

    Considering it has the same dimensions and is walking distance away from the old stadium, could it have really changed the dynamics of the stadium that much? I don't think so, but I was curious to see what other thoughts were.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Can we wait a week or a season before we have to answer this?

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Oh look, the thread police. Do we need to make IL III now?

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jbauer2485
    Oh look, the thread police. Do we need to make IL III now?
    Uh. I didn't question your starting a thread. I actually responded. In other words, I said, it's too freakin' early to tell, so I don't know.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    No, but Damaso Marte is sometimes.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jbauer2485
    I've heard it mentioned several times by announcers, ESPN, and now Pete Abe that the new stadium is a hitter's park because of all the homeruns we have seen thus far.

    Considering it has the same dimensions and is walking distance away from the old stadium, could it have really changed the dynamics of the stadium that much? I don't think so, but I was curious to see what other thoughts were.
    Not the same.

    The gaps are smaller. The 318, 399, 408, 314 markers are actually those distances. Just that in between them, it is smaller. The markers are conveniently placed in different areas, as to make it seem similar. Now, I read this on a respected message board so I really cant prove it. But it sure seems that way.

    I haven't seen to many hit to left/left-center/center though. So it may just be right field.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by gdn
    Uh. I didn't question your starting a thread. I actually responded. In other words, I said, it's too freakin' early to tell, so I don't know.
    Ok, my apologies then.

    Of course no one knows the answer yet, but would it really make that much of a difference?

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1936-1939JoeNLou
    Not the same.

    The gaps are smaller. The 318, 399, 408, 314 markers are actually those distances. Just that in between them, it is smaller. The markers are conveniently placed in different areas, as to make it seem similar. Now, I read this on a respected message board so I really cant prove it. But it sure seems that way.

    I haven't seen to many hit to left/left-center/center though. So it may just be right field.
    Hmm, interesting. I've heard many times already that the dimensions are exactly the same.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jbauer2485
    Ok, my apologies then.

    Of course no one knows the answer yet, but would it really make that much of a difference?
    It's hard to say without actually having played in both stadia, but it does seem to be slightly different. Again, it's too early to tell.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Pitchers with ................ location are launching pads. So we had:

    Joba (no location)
    Reyes (no location)
    Relief pitching on the Indans (no location)

    there you go

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by jbauer2485
    Hmm, interesting. I've heard many times already that the dimensions are exactly the same.
    they are accept the curve of the old ballpark from foul pole to foul pole it is gone, it is more straight lines now to accomadate seating.

    RAB showed it.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/04/ant...rs-park-10299/

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    It sure seems like it.
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo
    they are accept the curve of the old ballpark from foul pole to foul pole it is gone, it is more straight lines now to accomadate seating.

    RAB showed it.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/04/ant...rs-park-10299/
    Thanks!

    This was exactly what I meant. The Yankees can shove this same dimension BS up theirs, cause they cant fool me.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    I think when you combine Anthony Reyes and good hitters, you get homers.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Too early to tell
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by cupcollector99
    Too early to tell
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    I can't believe no one has picked up on this yet, but it could be that the wind currents have changed at the new stadium. The upper deck now has an open back covered by a screen instead of the wall at OYS. The concourses are now open as well. Wind blowing in off the river now gets into the stadium. That could be causing different wind patterns at NYS and helping the ball to travel.

    I expect NYS to be a launching pad and wouldn't be surprised to see some more home runs flying out to left and left-center.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    18 homers in 4 games counting the two exhibition games against the Cubs.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripedbass
    I can't believe no one has picked up on this yet, but it could be that the wind currents have changed at the new stadium. The upper deck now has an open back covered by a screen instead of the wall at OYS. The concourses are now open as well. Wind blowing in off the river now gets into the stadium. That could be causing different wind patterns at NYS and helping the ball to travel.

    I expect NYS to be a launching pad and wouldn't be surprised to see some more home runs flying out to left and left-center.
    Yep, and smaller gaps and less foul territory. Should be more HR this year. I could see A-Rod taking advantage of the fact that the gaps are in a few feet. I couldn't find his hit chart, but thought he had a bunch of near-misses caught between the markers against the wall last year.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Too early to say.
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyEllis
    No, but Damaso Marte is sometimes.
    This made me LOL....out loud
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinstripedbass
    I can't believe no one has picked up on this yet, but it could be that the wind currents have changed at the new stadium. The upper deck now has an open back covered by a screen instead of the wall at OYS. The concourses are now open as well. Wind blowing in off the river now gets into the stadium. That could be causing different wind patterns at NYS and helping the ball to travel.

    I expect NYS to be a launching pad and wouldn't be surprised to see some more home runs flying out to left and left-center.
    Absolutely right. Never mind the dimensions, the field is now open to the winds in a way it never was before.

    When they tear down the old stadium, the difference might be even greater.
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3
    Absolutely right. Never mind the dimensions, the field is now open to the winds in a way it never was before.

    When they tear down the old stadium, the difference might be even greater.
    Yup. Surrounding buildings are different too, and we have no idea what the effect will be when real hot temps arrive. Bottom line is we won't know until probably the end of July exactly what we have here.
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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    No..the guys who hit Home runs are guys that hit home runs to those areas in the other stadium.

    When Gardner starts knocking them over the fence, then maybe we can start to wonder about that.

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    Re: Is the new yankee stadium a "launching pad?"

    I don't think it's any more a "launching pad" than the old stadium. All those homers today flew out to RF. That's by design. Balls to LF, on the other hand, still seem to stay in the park. Now, that's a very early estimation on my part, but those homers today were mostly legit (I didn't see Jeter's, but Cano's and Tex's certainly were).

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