Yankees short on mental toughness

Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher actually sound excited to leave the Bronx behind

Updated: October 15, 2012, 12:54 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The "old" Yankee Stadium, the one across the street where Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle played and Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali fought, was famous for its reputation of being an intimidating place for opposing teams to play.

The "new" Yankee Stadium, where the Donald Trumps and Rudy Giulianis of the world are protected from the common folk by a moat and where thousands of seats go unoccupied even for playoff games, is developing a bit of a reputation, too.

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