While the Yankees have 27 World Series titles, they surely aren’t perfect.
The Yankees are the most storied franchise in all of baseball. With 27 titles, the interlocking NY is the most famous sports logo in the world.
But even the New York Yankees have had their fair share of regrettable mistakes.
Surely, the Steinbrenners are doing okay despite these, but here are the 10 biggest mistakes the Yankees have ever made.
10. Building the new stadium
While the new Yankee Stadium postseason crowds since the 2015 American League Wild Card Game have been raucous, it still doesn’t top anything that the old stadium ever had.
Sure, maybe it’s because the Yankees’ haven’t had memories come close to events like Tino’s grand slam in 1998, his and Scott Brosius’ game-tying home runs in back-to-back 2001 World Series games, or Don Mattingly’s home run in Game 2 of the 1995 ALDS. Although the pop after Didi Gregorius’ Wild Card Game homer in 2017 came close, it still isn’t the same.
And although the seats are bought, it is still an eyesore to see so many empty Legends seats. But the Steinbrenner’s pockets are still filled so they don’t care too much.
The new stadium has undergone several changes and has improved in its 11 years, but when the ballpark first opened, it was a nightmare.
For starters, remember Sections 201 and 239? Those sections were wiped out before the 2017 season and turned into standing room areas. When the stadium first opened, those seats were severely obstructed by the restaurant out in center field that also serves as the batters’ eye. If you were sitting in 201, you had no idea what was going on with a ball hit to left field.
While the new stadium has improved, and its had some magical moments reminiscent of the old days, it will never be the old place.