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Postby daweasle » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:12 pm

I just heard from my girlfriend of all people that the fences at petco got moved......

if anyone knows more about it please post - otherwie I will be looking it up myself and post whatever I find out....
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:19 pm

I had heard this as well - and read it on the Padres website under "Mail Bag" :

What's the latest on moving in the fences at PETCO Park?
-- Doug M., Carlsbad, Calif.

With Major League Baseball's official approval, the club is chopping off the extreme corner in deepest right-center, changing the 411 mark to 400.

The major benefits probably will be psychological, giving left-handed hitters a sense that they have a legitimate shot at going deep in what has come to be known as Death Valley.

While the impact won't be profound -- this is still a pitcher's dream park -- it will reduce some of the physical strain on center fielder Mike Cameron and right fielder Brian Giles. And, over the long, hot summer, that can be meaningful, given the huge roles both veterans will play.

The club calculates that the new configuration would have added 12 homers to last year's PETCO count, which was third lowest in the Major Leagues at 118.

The alterations will be made in time for the semifinals and championship game of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, scheduled for March 18 and 20 at PETCO Park.

Management also is considering alterations to the right-field bleachers after the 2006 season, the idea being to improve sight lines by redesigning the seats.

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Postby wrveres » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:32 pm

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Postby Nuclear29 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:44 pm

Nice Job Wrveres!
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Postby ratts » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:55 pm

does this mean Ryan klesko should be moved up? :-D :-P :-t
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Postby wrveres » Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:19 pm

ratts wrote:does this mean Ryan klesko should be moved up? :-D :-P :-t



sure ..

the sooner he is playing from the ladies tee's, the better
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Postby Niffoc4 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:07 am

I seem to remember reading that it would've added 12 or 25 (sorry I know those are wildly different) homers if the changes had been in place this year... that's like 1 HR per player... not exactly world changing modifications...
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Postby hybrid » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:13 am

Not much of a change to have it factor into anything. Depending on where you look the difference will just be 1ft to 9/10ft. May make a few more HR's and a couple less triples, but that's about it.
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Postby The Cow » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:16 am

Alright!!!!!! PETCO the new Coors!! ;-7
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Postby Simulacrum » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:57 pm

Niffoc4 wrote:I seem to remember reading that it would've added 12 or 25 (sorry I know those are wildly different) homers if the changes had been in place this year


BeefSandwiches wrote:I had heard this as well - and read it on the Padres website under "Mail Bag" :

What's the latest on moving in the fences at PETCO Park?
-- Doug M., Carlsbad, Calif.

With Major League Baseball's official approval, the club is chopping off the extreme corner in deepest right-center, changing the 411 mark to 400.

The major benefits probably will be psychological, giving left-handed hitters a sense that they have a legitimate shot at going deep in what has come to be known as Death Valley.

While the impact won't be profound -- this is still a pitcher's dream park -- it will reduce some of the physical strain on center fielder Mike Cameron and right fielder Brian Giles. And, over the long, hot summer, that can be meaningful, given the huge roles both veterans will play.

The club calculates that the new configuration would have added 12 homers to last year's PETCO count, which was third lowest in the Major Leagues at 118.

The alterations will be made in time for the semifinals and championship game of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, scheduled for March 18 and 20 at PETCO Park.

Management also is considering alterations to the right-field bleachers after the 2006 season, the idea being to improve sight lines by redesigning the seats.



It says 12 right in the article. ;-D

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