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Intel: Don't judge Yankee Stadium yet

The ball flew out of the old park in four-game stretches, too

Updated: April 21, 2009, 1:20 PM ET
By Matt Meyers | ESPN The Magazine

Only four games have been played at the new Yankee Stadium, yet it seems as though everyone is freaking out about the park's vulnerability to the long ball. In some ways, it's understandable. All we have to go on are the Yankees' four games against the Indians this past weekend and that the 20 home runs hit in that series were the most in MLB history for the first four games in any ballpark. But Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark yielded 19 in its first four games in 2003, and no one was going too crazy about whether the Reds' new stadium was making a mockery of the game.

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