Yanks, Mets, Cubs, A’s stadium news (Baseball Prospectus Unfiltered)

In which I learn from the comment thread that metric jokes don’t go over very well in the U.S.:

While CC (or as I prefer to think of him, mL) Sabathia was raising eyebrows with the figure $160 million, even larger numbers were being thrown around in the stadium department the last few days:

  • The Yankees and Mets put in an official request to New York City for $342 million in new tax-free bonds, to help pay for additional stadium expenses (a new scoreboard and expanded concessions space for the Yanks, while the Mets haven’t itemized their list)…[read more]