Not every seat at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium is perfect
Loyal reader Steven Gottesman emailed me Monday to express concerns about his view from Section 533 at Citi Field.
Then he called WFAN Tuesday morning to express concerns about his view from Section 533 at Citi Field.
Then he was quoted on the front page of Wednesday's New York Times sports section expressing concerns about his view from Section 533 at Citi Field.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. I applaud the guy's tenacity, and appreciate him coming to me first.
Also, I understand his frustration, and those of other fans with seats at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium that do not afford a clear view of every inch of the playing field.
But let's keep this in perspective: Every baseball stadium has seats with blind spots, even more so among quirky, nooks-and-crannies modern parks such as Citi.
Teams should make sure fans are aware of such realities when purchasing tickets, but beyond that there isn't much to be done about it.
One of the most popular features at Citi is the "Pepsi Porch" in rightfield, which juts into fair territory. But if you aren't in the front row or two, you are not going to see the ball go over the rightfield fence from that vantage point.
It is what it is.
(I had a great seat in the Loge for Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, but I did not have a clear view of Dave Henderson's home run hitting the Newsday sign in left in the 10th.)