There were a lot of reasons why the Yankees lost last night. They generally couldn't hit with runners in scoring position and when they did they couldn't score from second on singles. Greg Bird ran on JBJ on a line out that went 200 feet away from home plate and got thrown out easily. Greg Bird struck out twice with the bases loaded. Greg Bird bobbled an easy double play attempt on which the Red Sox' 4th and game winning run scored. The ump didn't know what the difference between a ball and a strike was. But you wanna know the main reason behind the loss last night? Fenway Park being THE dumbest stadium in all of sports.
In case you don't watch every Yankees game like I do, here's the set up. Yanks were down 4-2 going into the top of the 9th and managed to get one run in on some hits and walks with only 1 out. After Bird struck out it was 4-3 Boston with the bases loaded and the sizzling hot Didi Gregorious at the plate. Gregorious proceeded to hit a bomb that would be a home run in almost any other ballpark and would be in the second deck at Yankees Stadium. Yeah I know Yankee Stadium has a short porch in right field but that doesn't mean Didi's fly out shouldn't have been gone last night. Now the beauty of baseball is that not every field has the same dimensions. Teams can design their stadiums and create their own outfield dimensions. That's one of the things that separates baseball from other sports. No field is the same and I like that. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean Fenway Park isn't the stupidest stadium in the history of baseball. They'll keep it like that, but I just want to throw it out there that it's legitimately the lamest stadium in the league. Everyone thinks it's cool because it's old. Fuck that. Hey Boston, do you see the Polo Grounds and their 200 ft down the line and 500 ft everywhere else dimensions still around? No. And there's a reason for that. It's because people like game winning grand slams. Not game ending flyouts to the warning track. So wake up Boston. I know Paul Revere just came through town and you got a war to prepare for, but us folk that are living in the present day would like to enjoy some present day baseball.
Polo Grounds for you squids that don't know what I'm talking about: