Re: Reds affiliates and how their parks play?
Saw a couple of games in Bakersfield this year. Wright hit a routine fly to left center. As I got up to fetch a beer, I looked back over my shoulder to find that the ball had left the park. Could not tell much from the crowd reaction as 600 don't make much noise. Straight away CF has a higher fence than left center, so it might actually be a little harder to homer there. The sun sets in CF so they seem to use the high fence plus later summer start times to keep the batters from having to look straight into the sun. There is a great amount of foul territory which usually works to the pitcher's advantage and might offset the short fence help for the hitters. Even though new management had reworked the infield, there were nevertheless three kangaroo hops over the two games I saw.