Looks Like New

I spent my subway ride to the ballpark today talking to a Bronx resident about the new Yankee Stadium. Like so many of you, I’d heard about all the cushioned seats and fancy concessions at the new place.

For my fellow subway rider, the new Yankees Stadium was just a little much. He preferred the old park.

But after arriving at the 161st stop and making my way inside the $1.5 billion ballpark, it’s hard to argue with the new place. The Yankees certainly didn’t miss anything when it comes to the amenities. The players even have individual safes with their own combinations inside their lockers. Pretty fancy.

Now, it will come down to whether the Twins can play better in this new park than they did the last few years in the stadium across the street. The Twins were 3-19 at the old place since the start of the 2002 season, and their hope is that they can turn their luck around here.

As for baseball news –

The Twins placed outfielder Delmon Young on the family medical emergency list on Friday so that he could head to California to be with his ailing mother. Young will miss at least three games and could be gone for as many as seven days under the rules of the list. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he didn’t know how many days Young would miss. Called up in Young’s place was catcher Jose Morales from Triple-A Rochester. It gives the Twins three catchers for the time being.

Here are today’s lineups:

Twins
Denard Span, LF
Matt Tolbert, 2B
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, 1B
Jason Kubel, DH
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Joe Crede, 3B
Carlos Gomez, CF
Nick Punto, SS
Pitching: Francisco Liriano, LHP

Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Johnny Damon, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Nick Swisher, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Melky Cabrera, CF
Kevin Cash, C
Pitching: Phil Hughes, RHP

1 Comment

Does anyone know why Gameday Audio has audio for FSN (Dick and Bert) rather than TRN (John Gordon and Dan Gladden)?

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