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(ESPN)   Bernie Williams hits home run out of Yankee batting practice   ( divider line
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2001-07-25 08:47:50 AM  
the more you read, the less impressive this gets
2001-07-25 09:15:10 AM  
No kidding. "Well, we changed up the stadium a little from back in the day...lowered the back wall, moved it in about 175 feet...but NO YANKEE has EVER done this before. Not even Babe Ruth."
2001-07-25 10:01:27 AM  
Also, if you read carefully, it notes that he hit it out through the 'tunnel' in right-center. There's no stands, and it's the lowest outside wall in the place, meaning that if you're going to hit one really *out* of the stadium, that's the easiest place to do it. I was watching the game after that session of BP, and even dummy Tim McCarver said that, though it left the stadium grounds, he wouldn't agree that Bernie had actually hit one "out of Yankee Stadium".
2001-07-25 10:18:19 AM  
Even if he didn't exactly hit it out of the stadium, you have to admit that where he hit it is a long distance from home plate.
2001-07-25 12:05:09 PM  
Personally I don't care what they lowered, what he hit it through, whatever, it left the yankee grounds and thats the best anyone has ever done. Considering that the yankees throughout the years have had some incredible sluggers, even though the park may have been shaped different, the chances of someone hitting it long enough and getting it through one of the holes is really amazing.

As a life long Yankee fan I just wish there was some video of it.
2001-07-25 01:47:52 PM  
I wonder if Stienbrenner just paid the media cash to make up the story? He can't buy anymore good players, so he might as well do this.

By the way, I hate the Yankees. Must be tough to be on a huge salary.

Payroll Average
1. Yankees $109,791,893 $3,541,674
30. Twins $24,810,750 $901,852

NY Yankees 59 41 .590
Minnesota 58 42 .580

This is the closest the Yankees have been to the Twins all year.
2001-07-25 01:55:12 PM  
2001-07-25 04:30:11 PM  
Payroll Average
1. Yankees $109,791,893 $3,541,674
30. Twins $24,810,750 $901,852

World Series in last 5 years?

Twins 0.

Come back and talk when your team is ahead of the Yankees by one game in the playoffs, 4-3.
2001-07-25 06:15:14 PM  
Anybody can buy a World Series.
2001-07-25 06:22:29 PM  
That's because they have the money you re-listed for me, you dolt. Small market teams are the best there are. Wait, you're from Atlanta? Don't tell me you're a Braves fan... I don't suppose you remember the 1991 World Series do you?
2001-07-25 06:55:21 PM  
Hehe, don't be offended by the dolt thing, that's my favorite word.
2001-07-26 02:08:33 AM  
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