Giddy up for some home runs
What happens when the top-homering team in the American League opens an Interleague series against the top-homering club in the National League — and at Yankee Stadium, no less, where at least one home run has been hit in each of its games this season?
Put it this way: You expect to see some outfielders getting their running in. And Jimmy Rollins made that look really good by hitting A.J. Burnett’s first pitch out of the ballpark, even before the Bleacher Creatures could get started on their roll call.
There’s an interesting idea on that front courtesy of the meteorologists at AccuWeather, who believe the humid warmth this weekend could really turn this place into even more of a launching pad. Apparently their contention is that it had less to do with ‘wind tunnels’ and the like than we thought.
Who knows? But here’s what we do know — the 75 homers hit here (39 by the Yankees) are the most for a new Major League venue through its first 20 games. And on a personal note, every time there’s a fly ball here, I think it’s going out of the stadium.