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  • San Diego Moving Fences in (Petco Park)

    According to SD's chairman, they want to neutralize things a bit concerning the home run suppression. Apparently, this has been mentioned as a probability but wasn't made official until today. It won't suddenly be a hitters' park, but those warning-track shots to the gaps will now make it out.

    Source: AP

    The wall will be moved in 11 feet from the right-field porch to the right-center gap and lowered to match the rest of the outfield wall. The out-of-town scoreboard on the right-field wall will be relocated to a new spot above right field as part of seating modifications.

    In left-center, the fence will be moved in from 402 feet to 390 feet to allow for the visiting team's bullpen to be relocated.



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    It's official: #Padres dimension changes: RF wall in 11 feet; RC from 402 to 391; LC from 402 to 390. More soon http://Padres.com #MLB
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

  • #2
    Well, it sure worked out great for the Mets!
    My top 10 players:

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    • #3
      who cares? it's the padres
      I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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      • #4
        the seattle Mariners
        are also doing the same

        http://seattletimes.com/html/larryst...6_stone03.html
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        • #5
          Originally posted by drdg View Post
          the seattle Mariners
          are also doing the same

          http://seattletimes.com/html/larryst...6_stone03.html
          As well they should. That park is ridiculous.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
            Well, it sure worked out great for the Mets!
            The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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            • #7
              Yeah I heard Seattle is doing the same thing. Cracks me up.

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              • #8
                I wonder how long until the Marlins do this as well.

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                • #9
                  I just don't understand why they keep building these big pitchers parks. Maybe they'll also shorten the fences at AT&t, too. That park had less home runs than Petco this year. Maybe because the Giants had the better pitchers. Comerica Park benefited from moving the fences in. I can't count how many home runs the Tigers would've lost had their park still had the original left field wall.
                  Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                  If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dominik View Post
                    who cares? it's the padres
                    Believe it or not, some of us actually care about every team in baseball, including the Padres.

                    I think this is a good move for San Diego. I like the fact that certain parks favor hitters and others pitchers, but it gets hard to make judgements about players when their park factors are so extreme.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                      Believe it or not, some of us actually care about every team in baseball, including the Padres.

                      I think this is a good move for San Diego. I like the fact that certain parks favor hitters and others pitchers, but it gets hard to make judgements about players when their park factors are so extreme.
                      So then, when are the Yanks pushing back that RF fence?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                        Well, it sure worked out great for the Mets!
                        Unfortunately, when you move the fences in, it benefits your opponents, too. If your bullpen is stocked with batting practice pitchers, it may not be the best move.
                        They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                        • #13
                          It's about time they did that.

                          Why did it take them this long?

                          I have no idea why they made it so big to begin with.

                          Edit: That part was for the Seattle thing.

                          It's good for the Padres to, atleast it might be for attendence

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                          • #14
                            I remember Jed Hoyer talking about how it was almost impossible for the Padres to sign any type of decent hitters because of the ballpark, whereas they could attrack pitching prospects. IMO, this is something they just HAD to do.

                            With that said, they still need to build teams around speed, defense and pitching....AND keep their good prospects instead of trading them..
                            “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                            • #15
                              San diego seems to have its own timeframe for things, which is why they are pretty much obsolete in my opinion

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