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dougdirt
10-22-2012, 07:24 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/20645100/padres-to-move-in-fences-at-petco-park


Here are some other facts the team released:
The distance down the right-field line will remain the same at 322 feet.
From the right-field porch to the right-center field gap, the fence will be moved in 11 feet and lowered to match the sub-eight-foot height in left and center field.
The out-of-town scoreboard will be relocated.
At right-center field, the distance will decrease from 402 feet to 391 feet.
The distance at straightaway center field will remain the same at 396 feet.
The deepest portion of the left-center field gap will be decreased from 402 feet to 390 feet.
The home bullpen will be reconfigured to allow for the visitors' bullpen to be relocated from the field to the area behind the home bullpen.
The dimensions from left-center field to the left-field foul line will remain the same.
The distance at straightaway left field will remain the same at 357 feet.
The distance down the left-field line will remain the same at 336 feet.

There is more at the link.

mattfeet
10-22-2012, 07:39 PM
In other news, Edinson Volquez just requested a trade to the Mariners.

_Sir_Charles_
10-22-2012, 08:26 PM
In other news, Edinson Volquez just requested a trade to the Mariners.

LOL. Nice. :thumbup:

Superdude
10-22-2012, 09:44 PM
Maybe Alonso can crack double digits in home runs next year

Tadasimha
10-22-2012, 10:49 PM
In other news, Edinson Volquez just requested a trade to the Mariners.

Apparently the Mariners are doing the same!

http://seattletimes.com/html/larrystone/2019324766_stone03.html

Chip R
10-22-2012, 11:06 PM
Apparently the Mariners are doing the same!

http://seattletimes.com/html/larrystone/2019324766_stone03.html (http://seattletimes.com/html/larrystone/2019324766_stone03.html)

Edison's now hoping for an expansion team to play in the Grand Canyon.

jojo
10-22-2012, 11:08 PM
In other news, Edinson Volquez just requested a trade to the Mariners.

Seattle is moving their fences in too....

dougdirt
10-22-2012, 11:15 PM
Seattle is moving their fences in too....

Which they both should.

KronoRed
10-22-2012, 11:16 PM
Has anyone who built a giant ballpark not moved their fences in?

RedEye
10-23-2012, 12:00 AM
How long until the Reds move the fences out?

fearofpopvol1
10-23-2012, 12:13 AM
How long until the Reds move the fences out?

We've been told it won't happen and it's too impractical.

Chip R
10-23-2012, 12:20 AM
Much easier to move them in than to move them out.

KronoRed
10-23-2012, 05:20 AM
It is impractical, the only thing they could do is build giant walls, besides as we saw this year, get good pitchers and it all works out.

cumberlandreds
10-23-2012, 07:16 AM
Has anyone who built a giant ballpark not moved their fences in?


Miami should be next. They have the Grand Canyon south.

_Sir_Charles_
10-23-2012, 08:48 AM
How long until the Reds move the fences out?

Move the fences back and the Reds will NEVER score. *grin* Just kidding.

RedEye
10-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Move the fences back and the Reds will NEVER score. *grin* Just kidding.

And no one will ever score on Homer Bailey again, either. :D

traderumor
10-23-2012, 11:25 AM
The Reds could make an adjustment in left center in the bullpen area and move back the grassy knoll to make a left center to dead center Death Valley. Otherwise, they're taking away seats.

But, just as a reminder, despite the continued perpetuation of the myth, GABP giveth the homer, taketh away the gaps, so it is not as offensively friendly as it continues to be mythologized. Most of its reputation came from the steroid era and bad Reds pitching staffs.

_Sir_Charles_
10-23-2012, 01:31 PM
Just raise the fences about 20 feet. Make 'em out of clear plexiglass so they don't lose any seating. As an added bonus, Stubbs won't flinch as he approaches the wall if he can't see the wall. :O)

mdccclxix
10-23-2012, 01:44 PM
The Reds could make an adjustment in left center in the bullpen area and move back the grassy knoll to make a left center to dead center Death Valley. Otherwise, they're taking away seats.

But, just as a reminder, despite the continued perpetuation of the myth, GABP giveth the homer, taketh away the gaps, so it is not as offensively friendly as it continues to be mythologized. Most of its reputation came from the steroid era and historically bad Reds pitching staffs.

:thumbup:

REDREAD
10-24-2012, 10:48 AM
I wonder if the Padres are moving the fences in to make a run at signing Ludwick as a FA. :laugh: