After some lengthy deliberation, reviews of meeting notes, going over photographs, and considering all points and perspectives, I've come to my ultimate conclusion: the new stadium sucks. I was largely willing to overlook the homerun porch, the fan interference in right field, the giant restaurant that restricts the view of bleacher fans, the hidding of monument park, and the overpricing of game tickets, but the one thing I cannot overlook is the Yankees keeping fans away from the field during batting practice. The Yankees feel that if you did not pay for those expensive seats, you should not be able to get a players autograph. In the old stadium, you could, I believe up until an hour before the game started. Not only is this a slap in the face to everyone who can't afford multi-thousand dollar seats, it also shows what the Yankees organization values, and its not the fans. And I could really care less about this for myself. I'm past autograph getting age. But for all these kids who look up to these players, and would consider it the greatest joy in their life to get an autograph from one of them, that's who really gets affected. Think about the kids growing up in the South Bronx. You're telling me that if one of them can't afford thousand dollar seats they can't get an autograph?
Lonn Trost had this to say about fan access to the players: “If you purchased a suite, do you want people in your suite? If you purchased a house, do you want people in your house?” We get the point. You don't want anyone in your house Lonn, so allow me to oblige. This new stadium is an abomination. Your ticket pricing, your restaurants, your new food menu's, all of it is an insult to baseball. You ruined a good thing. I have tickets to this weekends game, and I plan to attend. Unless something changes my mind, I hope to never return. That's right, I said it, I'm pulling a Yogi Berra, and boycotting the stadium. Lonn Trost and the Yankees have made it clear to us real fans that we're not welcome in their house. I hope this embarrasment you call a park remains empty all season as you keep waiting for your banking buddies, and stock brokers to show up. I'll be watching from home, where unfortunately, many real fans will be too. So in conclusion, screw you and your new stadium Lonn. I make better hotdogs anyway.