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indyred
04-08-2006, 11:59 AM
With the record being 303 at Coors Field in 1999. GAB this season has given up 17 in 4 games. Will keep track this season and break it down as the season goes along in this thread. On a side note Toronto is at the exact same pace as the Reds right now. Does anyone know of a site that tracks homers just by parks..........

indyred
04-08-2006, 12:05 PM
Does anyone have past season totals at GAB. ESPN did say it gave up 246 last season.... A top ten all time #....and over the past 3 season US Cellular (White Soxs) is #1 homer park....Texas was #2 and GAB #3.

indyred
04-08-2006, 03:35 PM
WOW.......TV guys just said...only 9 games have been played at GAB without a homer...........

indyred
04-08-2006, 05:39 PM
20 homers in 5 games now........

indyred
04-09-2006, 05:07 PM
21 HR........6 games........only 1 today.

indyred
04-17-2006, 11:14 PM
23 hr...... 7games......2 tonight

indyred
04-18-2006, 11:55 PM
6 dingers tonight........only seen the highlights of a couple......at least 2 were cheap.........if fences were pushed back a little they stay in the park...........pace is now 8 games 29 home runs........

indyred
04-19-2006, 05:10 PM
4 more on the board today..........9 games 33 Home run trots at GAB this year..... no other park is really even close now...Coors Field has had a pretty low # this season........

shredda2000
04-19-2006, 05:14 PM
4 more on the board today..........9 games 33 Home run trots at GAB this year..... no other park is really even close now...Coors Field has had a pretty low # this season........

...on pace for 297 homers...

indyred
04-19-2006, 05:15 PM
Just checked Coors this season.........8 games only 13 homers.....

vaticanplum
04-19-2006, 05:19 PM
Whoa, what's going on with Coors Field? Did they change the baseballs again?

BRM
04-19-2006, 05:23 PM
Whoa, what's going on with Coors Field? Did they change the baseballs again?

I don't know. They've got a team ERA of 4.19, good enough for 4th in the NL.

GullyFoyle
04-19-2006, 05:23 PM
Whoa, what's going on with Coors Field? Did they change the baseballs again?

I thought they were using a humidor again to change moisture content of the balls...

when I get home I'll check for a link.

GullyFoyle
04-19-2006, 11:52 PM
Here is a link about Coors:

http://www.denverpost.com/renck/ci_3500088

I thought they were doing something new this year with the humidor, but I haven't been able to find the article I read, but this a least explains why its not the home run park most remember.

Interesting to note how hard it is for a reputation to die. I suspect for years afterwards, we will have to hear how extremely unfriendly GAB is to pitchers long after we lost our slugging team and our gopher ball pitchers.

GullyFoyle
04-19-2006, 11:57 PM
Sorry, here's another:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/sports_columnists/article/0,1299,DRMN_83_4600134,00.html

Says the Rockies are storing the balls longer in the humidor this year, but aren't sure if thats the reason or not.

indyred
04-20-2006, 12:00 AM
Nice info Gully.........can any team just do that.........They should store the balls the same way at GAB and see if it helps.........

Patrick Bateman
04-20-2006, 12:34 AM
Nice info Gully.........can any team just do that.........They should store the balls the same way at GAB and see if it helps.........

Or maybe we should get some good pitchers and bad hitters. Maybe that would decrease the HR totals.

indyred
04-20-2006, 12:45 AM
Or maybe we should get some good pitchers and bad hitters. Maybe that would decrease the HR totals.

Would be great to have good pitching.........but none is on the horizon.......

vaticanplum
04-20-2006, 01:28 AM
Nice info Gully.........can any team just do that.........They should store the balls the same way at GAB and see if it helps.........

I'm not sure, but I think the reason it works on them there is because of the altitude. I don't know if it would have the same effect in GABP because the air outside the baseball is so different (calling all scientists...)

westofyou
04-20-2006, 01:31 AM
Nice info Gully.........can any team just do that.........They should store the balls the same way at GAB and see if it helps.........
Used to be, now teams have to store them in a unified way. The White Sox in the 60's kept the balls in a dank closet, their groundskeeper was a legend.

indyred
04-20-2006, 01:37 AM
I always heard game balls were rubbed in some special mud from some place....urban legend sort of tale.......

westofyou
04-20-2006, 02:20 AM
I always heard game balls were rubbed in some special mud from some place....urban legend sort of tale.......
http://www.aluminumbats.com/browseproducts/Lena-Blackburne-MLB-Rubbing-Mud-16-oz.html

Lena Blackburne MLB Rubbing Mud 16 oz

http://www.aluminumbats.com/ProductImages/balls/MUD16.jpg

GullyFoyle
04-20-2006, 11:30 AM
Nice info Gully.........can any team just do that.........They should store the balls the same way at GAB and see if it helps.........

I read the Rockies received special permission from MLB to store them the way they do. What Westofyou writes makes sense, otherwise there would be all sorts of weird things going on... well, more than currently is :)

vaticanplum
04-20-2006, 12:11 PM
Used to be, now teams have to store them in a unified way. The White Sox in the 60's kept the balls in a dank closet, their groundskeeper was a legend.

Why? Was he superstitious or was it for the health of the baseball?

westofyou
04-20-2006, 12:28 PM
Why? Was he superstitious or was it for the health of the baseball?
The closet was in the basement of Comiskey, very dank, the balls would mildew and the boxes they were kept in were all moldy. It deadened the ball quite a bit. The WS were a weak hitting team with GB pitchers like Tommy John and Joe Horlan, so a dead ball plus very tall grass helped them alot. Their manager was Eddie Stanky and he was old school to the bone, taking each edge he could.

This all went down around the late 60's.

indyred
04-28-2006, 11:41 PM
2 more tonight....cheap one's as well......total is now 10 games 35 home runs.

indyred
04-29-2006, 08:52 PM
11 games 37 homers

indyred
04-29-2006, 10:34 PM
Just checked to see how the new Busch is doing so far........14 games 31 homers..........Always heard the Jake was quite the homer park.....so far this year 10 games 25 homers in Cleveland....

indyred
04-30-2006, 07:02 PM
12 g....... 40 hr.

OldRightHander
04-30-2006, 07:26 PM
http://www.aluminumbats.com/browseproducts/Lena-Blackburne-MLB-Rubbing-Mud-16-oz.html

Lena Blackburne MLB Rubbing Mud 16 oz

http://www.aluminumbats.com/ProductImages/balls/MUD16.jpg

One cable channel (can't remember which one) had a feature on this the other night. The reporter spent a day with the man who provides the mud from the bank of some body of water and they showed how it is prepared and packaged and how the balls are rubbed down. I thought it was an interesting program. My wife fell asleep.

indyred
05-02-2006, 12:21 AM
13 g .... 42 hr.........

indyred
05-02-2006, 10:57 PM
14 g........45 hr.......

indyred
05-07-2006, 01:10 PM
anybody know the home run totals from Riverfront/Cinergy in past years.........was that a home run park as well.......

RedLegSuperStar
05-07-2006, 01:40 PM
14 g........45 hr.......


That's over 3 a game.. Bonkers! Got to think that number will rise as it gets hotter with summer approaching

indyred
05-09-2006, 11:07 PM
WOW.......didn't see any of the game tonight........will have to see if espn shows some of these....kinda surprised to read the boxscore and see a weaker home run team jacked 5 out tonight.......were any of them cheap....now at 15 games 50 home runs!

indyred
05-11-2006, 01:26 AM
16 games....53 homers.

indyred
05-11-2006, 11:59 PM
2 extra innings homers tonight..........maybe one of the biggest ever by Junior...for GAB..........17 games 55 homers.............. looked up a few other parks current totals.
Skydome 20-55
Ameriquest 21-53
Cell 14-46
Coors 17-29 people can now stop calling this hr park
Jake 14-31
Citizens Bank 22-55

CTA513
05-12-2006, 03:18 AM
Coors 17-29 people can now stop calling this hr park


I seen on one of the baseball shows (Baseball Tonight?) that they put the baseballs in a humidor and the moisture makes the ball heavier. The one guy on there said it should be considered doctoring the ball, yet MLB allows them to do it.

If the Rockies can do it then the Reds should see about doing it.

*edit* I see GullyFoyle already posted about it on page 1.

indyred
05-12-2006, 11:30 PM
18 games 59 homers.....4 tonight......

indyred
05-14-2006, 02:18 AM
I go and there is no dingers..........I believe this is the 9th game ever in GAB without one........19 games 59 homers........

indyred
05-14-2006, 09:38 PM
All 3 runs today off homers.....20 g......62 hr.

indyred
05-22-2006, 11:47 PM
4 tonight in the run fest.....21 g...66 hr.....

indyred
05-23-2006, 03:05 PM
Just went and looked up to see how the more known pitcher's parks are doing this year with the home run ball.
Safeco Field 26-50
Turner Field 18-44
Florida (not even sure what they call it now) 18-26
Yankee Stadium 22-50
Petco 23-39
RFK 17-28

If there is any other Parks your interested in just drop a line in here and I'll look up there current totals. Right now it looks like Skydome is giving BABP a run, they are currentley at 22-64....Has anybody got the new ballparks book? It's circular and reviews each park. It has great info on home run totals. Would like the top ten updated single season rankings if anyone has them......

indyred
05-23-2006, 11:29 PM
22g-67 hr

indyred
05-24-2006, 11:10 PM
23g-69hr

indyred
05-26-2006, 11:49 PM
24g-70hr

gator92
05-27-2006, 02:35 AM
24g-70hr
Check Camden Yards. 81 homers in the first 26 games there.

http://www.hittrackeronline.com/detail.php?id=2006_34&type=ballpark

GullyFoyle
05-27-2006, 02:40 PM
All 3 runs today off homers.....20 g......62 hr.

Just to keep up with the original idea, if GAB was going to break the Coors record (303) it would need to have around 75hrs at 20 games.

Who knows what will happen, but not looking good :)

indyred
05-27-2006, 03:34 PM
Gator that site is cool.... Thanks for posting..... Yep Gully, GABP is slowing down big time now. I'm hoping the pace stays this way. I'm curious if it will spike up in the middle of summer heat. Seems like the The Cell, Skydome (or whatever they call it now) and Ameriquest are giving up bunches now. I'm little surprised Camden Yards is up there. Haven't even thought to check them out. I really want to hit that park sometime.

indyred
05-27-2006, 10:47 PM
25 g... 71 hr

indyred
05-29-2006, 07:47 PM
From Sunday 3 homers.........26 g ...74 hr

indyred
06-08-2006, 11:50 PM
27g-78hr

indyred
06-10-2006, 10:16 AM
28g-80 hr......

indyred
06-10-2006, 10:24 PM
29g-82hr

indyred
06-11-2006, 07:08 PM
30g-88hr........6 dingers today

indyred
06-12-2006, 11:52 PM
GABP is on fire now 12 homers in last 2 games.....31g-94hr.

indyred
06-13-2006, 11:45 PM
32g-98hr.........4 shots tonight.....16 in the last 3 games

indyred
06-14-2006, 05:54 PM
Just the Dunn blast today!!!!!!! 33g-99hr....exactly at 3 per game clip now.

indyred
06-16-2006, 11:39 PM
34g-102hr........

indyred
06-17-2006, 11:09 PM
35g-104hr
Funny how espn is featuring every park and they went on about how GABP as homer park and all the highlights were dingers.......still only one homerless game this season so far........on different note....batting average is .266, towards the bottom for that......home run happy yard and terrible for average......the espn guys claimed guys are looking to go yard there, causing the bad avg......go figure....

indyred
06-19-2006, 12:00 AM
36g-106hr

indyred
06-27-2006, 11:39 PM
6 tonight.....37g-112

indyred
06-29-2006, 02:28 AM
5 tonight....38g-117hr

indyred
06-30-2006, 12:00 AM
39g-121 hr

indyred
06-30-2006, 11:40 PM
40g-126hr......5 tonight...on pace to break GABP record of 246....some extremley cheap homers of late sneaking out, but the Reds are winning! 20 homers in the last 4 games!

indyred
07-01-2006, 11:05 PM
4 tonight....41g-130hr......

indyred
07-02-2006, 11:07 PM
5 today......42g-135hr.

indyred
07-19-2006, 02:36 PM
47g-145hr....

indyred
07-20-2006, 12:59 PM
48g-146hr

indyred
07-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Random sampling of some other teams home run totals at there parks.
Reds 48-146
Toronto 52-154
Baltimore 52-139
Texas 50-111 A huge drop off from last couple seasons
White Sox 47-130 A little drop there
Colorado 44-82 from best home run park , to one of the worst now
Pittsburgh 50-103
Philly 47-114 Way down, they did move some fences back and raised them, they have to be happy with this more normal total
Cleveland 46-113
Detroit 46-86
Houston 50-121
Seattle 48-98
San Diego 53-122 totals are up little in this giant park

indyred
07-20-2006, 05:47 PM
49g-148hr

indyred
07-22-2006, 04:18 PM
50g-150hr

indyred
07-22-2006, 11:04 PM
5 tonight
51g-155hr

indyred
07-23-2006, 11:54 PM
52g-156hr......just one today, still only one game so far with no homers....

indyred
08-07-2006, 02:30 PM
58g-175hr..........now in first place in MLB

indyred
08-08-2006, 12:43 AM
59g-180hr......