Are you tired of this? We are tired of this. Every New York Yankees fan has to be, too. If we have to hear ONE more time that Yankee Stadium’s short porch is “cheap” or any comments that merely suggest it’s some sort of inconvenience, we’re going to smash the nearest lamp.
Ahead of the Subway Series this weekend, which will take place at Citi Field, Mets reliever Trevor May spoke to the media and expressed his gratitude for not having to play in the Bronx this time around.
Ah, yes, we always love when a pitcher with a career 4.31 ERA talks about how one short fence is a nuisance, as if his 1.25 WHIP in 2021 has anything to do with playing in a hitter-friendly ballpark.
Are you surprised the Mets have their focus out of wack? We’re not. This series, again, is at CITI FIELD. Has nothing to do with Yankee Stadium. But we guess the short porch has a stake of real estate in May’s brain.
Maybe this will motivate the Yankees to punch back? If constantly losing doesn’t, perhaps slight digs will?
Really, we don’t know, and we have no answers. But May’s comments are irksome.
Trevor May calling out Yankee Stadium is so, so weak.
Yankee Stadium’s right field dimension having a nickname is the sole reason for the constant slights. Name recognition, it’s a thing, folks.
There are FOUR other ballparks that are more hitter-friendly than Yankee Stadium. And with all the whining Red Sox fans do about the short porch, you’d think they play at the Polo Grounds instead of Fenway Park, which is the MOST hitter-friendly venue in the league, with distances of 310 feet and 302 feet to left and right field.
Who else? Minute Maid Park has a 315-foot distance to left field, Oracle Park has 309 feet to the right field wall, and PNC Park is 325 to left and 320 to right. The only “argument” here is that almost all of those walls are higher, making it more difficult to actually lift one, but come on. Fenway’s wall in right field is a foot off the ground, and distance is distance. We’ve seen plenty of pop-ups sail over the Green Monster at Fenway.
Anyway, back to the Mets, who have completely fallen apart over the last month and a half. They’re below .500. At one point, this team ran New York? They were three games better than the Yankees when they were at their high point and the Bombers were at rock bottom.
Interesting stuff. Yet there’s still room for any sort of trash talk about a venue they won’t be playing at again until 2022? Sorry, Trevor, we didn’t know your three career games at Yankee Stadium really bothered you enough to worry about the occasional “gimme” homer.
Your hitters are free to use it, too, by the way.