Curse of the Bambino II

Is the new house jinxed? Should our team have known better than to upset the ghost of George Herman Ruth? Oh, Baseball Gods, what have we done?!?

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  • I hope I don’t seem like I’m trolling, but I just got home and saw the score. Not the best way to open the new house.
    And on top of it all, Johnny Damon gets the first hit? That’s bad mojo right there. Cursed indeed.

    Atheose April 16, 2009, 4:21 pm
  • One can only really, really hope, but to be honest, years of mediocre seasons by NY would only make the whole thing boring.

    Brad April 16, 2009, 4:26 pm
  • You wanted sushi and a Hard Rock Cafe, you got sushi and a Hard Rock Cafe. And no early-middle-late middle relief. It’s not a stadium, it’s a Monkey’s Paw. Ask another wish.

    Hit Dog April 16, 2009, 4:30 pm
  • Cheer up YF’s, you’re still ahead of the Sox right now.

    Atheose April 16, 2009, 4:35 pm
  • Curse of Cody Ransom is more like it. Seems like he leaves quite a bit of men on base..

    Lar April 16, 2009, 5:02 pm
  • Cody Ransom is horrible…cant wait for A-Rod to come back.

    sam-YF April 16, 2009, 5:05 pm
  • …and the sarcasm flies over so many heads.
    A little too much bullpen over-managing once again by Girardi; Coke should have probably stayed in for the 7th.
    Still, I will say it again: CODY RANSOM!! YOU ASS!

    doug YF April 16, 2009, 6:11 pm
  • Hit Dog: Who said we wanted a new Stadium? The Steinbrenners did, not the fans. Hard Rock Cafes suck, especially when they’re in baseball parks.

    nettles April 16, 2009, 6:12 pm
  • I am attending tomorrow’s game, very excited to see the Stadium. Hopefully the Indians continue to show their flair!

    SF April 16, 2009, 6:33 pm
  • BREAKING NEWS: There’s a Dave Roberts jersey buried within the new Staium in an undisclosed location.

    I'mBillMcNeal April 17, 2009, 12:07 am
  • Is the new house jinxed?
    I hope so.
    Should our team have known better than to upset the ghost of George Herman Ruth?
    He’s been looking for a new cause.

    Paul SF April 17, 2009, 9:04 am
  • Hate to get on him, ’cause he seems like a likeable fellow and all, and everybody raves about what an “athlete” he is, but Ransom has got to be one of the five or so worst players in the league right now. And he’s starting every game. Can’t field, can’t hit…I saw on a Yanks blog a day or to ago that counting his defense and hitting he’s currently on pace to be something like 44 runs below REPLACEMENT LEVEL. Not league average. Replacement level. 44 runs! I know, small sample size, but so far he’s been beyond the worst expectations of awful.

    Mark - YF April 17, 2009, 9:33 am
  • Fair point, Nettles, and I guess the “you” I was thinking of was administrative more than the fans because, hey, when do the fans have a genuine voice unless they either own the team or speak by staying home?
    And we all know the real curse won’t be in the Yankees’ play. It will be in grossly inflated ticket prices and the instant nostalgia for the old Stadium the pinball machine of distractions this place seems to invoke.
    Next year, there will be games where the (now further away than ever) upper deck is full and there are empty field seats, as happens in Washington, as has already happened at [I call it Shea Stadium II]. As a Sox fan but a genuine baseball fan, on a budget, I’m planning on going to one, maybe two Yankee games this year, instead of the normal 13. For that, if only that, fuck this place.

    Hit Dog April 17, 2009, 9:39 am
  • ” I’m planning on going to one, maybe two Yankee games this year, instead of the normal 13.”
    Tickets in the upper deck and bleachers are the same exact price. Unless you are used to sitting in lower level seats this shouldnt be too much of a difference from previous years.

    sam-YF April 17, 2009, 9:52 am
  • Cody Ransom is OPS+’ing -16 right now.

    Atheose April 17, 2009, 12:47 pm
  • Since CHB is the founding member of the old Curse club, you really want to share that company in starting this new one?

    Rob April 17, 2009, 9:04 pm