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Thread: Should the Reds move the fences back?

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    Should the Reds move the fences back?

    It seems like the Reds with Dunn, Wily Mo, and Griffey hit a lot of "no-doubters" the would go out of any park...I think the pitching would be helped more than the offense would be hurt if the fences were moved back a few feet...
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    There wouldn't be much point unless they moved 'em back 500 feet and acquired a few outfielders with wheels.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    I don't see how the can to much effect. They scoreboard is in left and the bleachers in right. The only place the could move the fence back is in CF and it would be maybe 5 feet.
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse
    It seems like the Reds with Dunn, Wily Mo, and Griffey hit a lot of "no-doubters" the would go out of any park...I think the pitching would be helped more than the offense would be hurt if the fences were moved back a few feet...
    How are you going to accomplish that feat? Knock the whole seating in the OF down and rebuild 20 feet further back?
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    I would be in favor of it since the park is such a massive home run hitting park. I think in its first three seasons combined the home run index is around 114 or so, even though actual run scoring is slightly below average. The problem to me in actually moving the fences back, however, is the structural design of the park. I'm not an engineer so I'm most likely wrong here, but given the structure of the park it would appear to be a difficult task to move the fences back in most areas except for possibly the small bullpen crevices.
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    Another 5-10 feet with this pitching staff isn't going to matter, plus you lose seats/revenue.

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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    The Reds moved Home plate up the second time after reading about the suggestion in a letter to the Enquirer in 1936, they put in the Goat Run to entice Home Runs, they lowered the walls at Riverfront for the same reason.

    How about we get some pitchers and keep the field the way it is?

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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    I wish the park was deeper. I like watching double and triples, not just home runs. Seems like everyball hit towards right center is gone in GABP.

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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    If the Reds move the fences back, that makes for a bigger outfield which just means that more balls will go all the way to the wall. There will be more doubles and triples instead of homeruns. Runs will score anyway you look at it. Why spend all that money when the results will be similar?

    Man, that last sentense sure does sound familiar doesn't it?
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    Dropping the LF and RF walls back 15-20 feet wouldn't hurt. Obviously that won't affect guys with straight-away power, but it would cut down on cheapies. Whether it's physically possible to do that is another matter.
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    For the amount of money it would cost to move the fences back, you could buy the pitching and save the trouble.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    How about we get some pitchers and keep the field the way it is?
    You stole that sentence from my brain.
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    WOY can read minds? cool


    No..don't move the fences, get good pitchers.
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    So the consensus is: Keep the fences; move the pitchers?
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    Re: Should the Reds move the fences back?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    So the consensus is: Keep the fences; move the pitchers?
    Makes all the routine posts.


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