The Yanks broke in the new Stadium tonight. First impressions: the ball really carries; I suspect it will be a serious hitter's ballpark (the open concourses and reduced foul territory behind the plate will help). Visually, the big (but subtle) change is that the team has changed the blue background color of the walls, seats, and backstop areas from royal blue to a dark navy matching their caps. It's a major, major improvement—it's a nicer color, it's more historically appropriate, and it makes it easier to follow the ball. The more open bullpens are also a bonus, and the whole place has a more commodious feel. (For the price, it better.) The mechanical scoreboard is saved from hokey-ness by its clean typography. Alright. More to come.