Our new most favoritest Yankee? U. Penn graduate Doug Glanville. That’s right, an Ivy Leaguer (okay, it’s a lower Ivy, but we’ll take it). His senior thesis: a feasibility study of a proposed ballpark in West Philly. His analysis: too expensive to build, with prohibitive costs for transportation systems. (What’s this? A ballplayer speaking intelligently of development and mass transit?! Our hearts are all afluttter!) As Glanville tells the NYT’s Tyler Kempner: "If you wanted to spend a billion dollars and build it on stilts over the train station, you could have done it….It would have been gorgeous. Economics was the issue." Someone please introduce this man to Mayor Bloomie. And the Boss.
Now if we could just do something about that on base percentage. .244. Ack.