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The Yankees-Twins game ought to be fun

Oct 7, 2009, 9:55 AM EDT

Not because of the baseball, but because of the weather:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Breezy, with a west wind between 20 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a west wind between 11 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.

According to ‘Zop over at BTF, west winds at Yankee Stadium blow out to center.  That sound you hear is Brian Duensing and CC Sabathia sobbing sadly in anticipation.

  1. Alan - Oct 7, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Craig,
    I don’t think anyone cares about your column anymore or what you have to say anymore. Thats what happens when you become irrelevant.

  2. Alan - Oct 7, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Craig,
    I don’t think anyone cares about your column anymore or what you have to say anymore. Thats what happens when you become irrelevant.

  3. Craig Calcaterra - Oct 7, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Yet here you are reading and commenting. Twice.
    Huh.

  4. Dr. Yogi - Oct 7, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Weird, Alan, do you have a habit of reading and commenting about irrelevant writers? What does that say about you?

  5. Grant - Oct 7, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Craig is so irrelevant that he has two well-trafficked and respected blogs.
    Sigh. I keep telling myself not to feed the trolls and then here I go again…

  6. Sal - Oct 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Craig come back tomorrow with the same topic on your column and the results. I have a gut feeling you are right about this. I want to see what Alan thinks then.

  7. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Oct 7, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    If true, then hopefully this plays out correctly:
    Duensing – 5.68 K/9
    CC – 7.71 K/9
    Less balls in play = less chances for HR

  8. Gwar Desires Your Soul - Oct 7, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Because there are no other factors in play when determining who will give up a greater number of homeruns….none.

  9. Malcohm McGregor - Oct 7, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Any wind blowing out of this Yankee Stadium on any day means HR’s. This silly bandbox was designed to give up HR’s and has proven it’s point this year. Terrible deliberate stadium design by the do anything to win Damn Yankees.

  10. Don W - Oct 8, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    % of Yankees’ HR’s @ Yankee Stadium – 55.7%
    % of opponent’s HR’s Yankees gave up @ Yankee Stadium – 55.8%
    Those dirty Yankees, cheating again by obviously building a stadium that aided them way more than their opponent! (insert eye roll)
    Yes the new Yankee Stadium appears to be homer heaven. I say appears because one year is far too little data to be sure. (If you don’t believe me please explain how Angels Stadium goes from a HR park factor of 0.933 in 2008 to a 1.220 in 2009. New Yankee Stadium was a 1.261 this year.) However, the idea that the Yankees are somehow cheating and greatly benefiting from the propensity for HR’s is ridiculous. The numbers are clear, the wall in right-center field helped BOTH teams equally this year.

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