Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I didn't really want to get sucked into this, but I disagree with this. A run scored is a run scored...regardless of where it happened. Both teams are playing by the same rules in the same ballpark. A run is a run. One may happen with less frequency in one park compared to another...but it doesn't make it more or less valuable because the opposition is also playing in that same ballpark under the same circumstances.
A run is a run. But every run isn't valued the same.
If you are playing in a park where the average run total in a game in 8. One run represents 12.5% of that. What if you are playing in a park that averages 11 runs per game? Now one run represents just 9.1% of that. The difference there is 3.4%. 3.4% of 12.5 is 27%. That is a real big deal.