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Postby slomo007 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:30 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:
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Big Pimpin wrote:I know it carries better with the roof closed at Safeco, but I can't be sure about all parks. I know that Junior used to want the roof closed every day so he had a better shot at hitting balls out. It may be stadium-specific though, because for instance Safeco is still open-air with the roof closed, whereas I know others are fully enclosed when the roof is shut...


Junior never played at Safeco, and as far as I know never even took batting practice there as he was traded right before it opened.


Safeco opened mid-season 1999. He played half a season there. Trust me. ;-)


Really? Man I have completely forgotten about that. I'm sorry for doubting you. :-o
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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:37 pm

slomo007 wrote:
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Big Pimpin wrote:I know it carries better with the roof closed at Safeco, but I can't be sure about all parks. I know that Junior used to want the roof closed every day so he had a better shot at hitting balls out. It may be stadium-specific though, because for instance Safeco is still open-air with the roof closed, whereas I know others are fully enclosed when the roof is shut...


Junior never played at Safeco, and as far as I know never even took batting practice there as he was traded right before it opened.


Safeco opened mid-season 1999. He played half a season there. Trust me. ;-)


Really? Man I have completely forgotten about that. I'm sorry for doubting you. :-o


No worries. :-)

I was there on Safeco's opening day, and I remember Junior being there. I also remember the new stadium and it's "HR restrictiveness" as being one rumor as to why he wanted out. But that's neither here nor there. :-)
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:40 pm

I think it helps not to be the Royals as well
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Postby WhiteHot » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:42 pm

I've heard if you open the roof slightly, it creates a vortex that just sucks the balls over the fences.

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