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Postby in10s » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:18 pm

Anybody of thoughts about the new Washington Nationals' stadium in the overall spectrum of hitters parks vs. pitchers parks?

Here are the dimensions from http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was ... eneral.jsp

New old
Left Field 336 ft Left Field 335 ft
Left Center 377 ft Left Center 380 ft
Center Field 403 ft Center Field 410 ft
Right Center 370 ft Right Center 380 ft
Right Field 335 ft Right Field 335 ft

No clue what other factors need to be considered.
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Re: The new Washington Nationals stadium: still a pitchers park?

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:37 pm

well dimensions arent everything. you have to factor in wind, elevation, shadows, etc... but with these dimensions they still seem pitcher friendly.
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Re: The new Washington Nationals stadium: still a pitchers park?

Postby stumpak » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:02 am

It really could not be worse than RFK. Just get close to the middle of the pack should make guys like Kearns go from very marginal to potentially valuable.
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Re: The new Washington Nationals stadium: still a pitchers park?

Postby sublime8414 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:12 am

From what i understand they think it will be neutral towards pitcher friendly. But that often depends on winds and things that will not be known until the stadium has been played in.
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Re: The new Washington Nationals stadium: still a pitchers park?

Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:51 am

Its right on the Anacostia River I think and DC gets very very humid in the summer. So whatever that does to a baseball
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Re: The new Washington Nationals stadium: still a pitchers park?

Postby stevethumb » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:35 pm

acsguitar wrote:Its right on the Anacostia River I think and DC gets very very humid in the summer. So whatever that does to a baseball
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geez,acs, you should know what humidity does to a baseball....it deadens it...that's why the 'humidor' has dulled the coors' offensive stats for the last coupla' seasons

this park, with those dimensions and located in 'foggy bottom', should continue to depress the nationals' offensive #s
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Re: The new Washington Nationals stadium: still a pitchers park?

Postby stumpak » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:05 pm

stevethumb wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Its right on the Anacostia River I think and DC gets very very humid in the summer. So whatever that does to a baseball
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geez,acs, you should know what humidity does to a baseball....it deadens it...that's why the 'humidor' has dulled the coors' offensive stats for the last coupla' seasons

this park, with those dimensions and located in 'foggy bottom', should continue to depress the nationals' offensive #s


There is no humidity differential between RFK's location and the new stadium. They are like 2 miles apart. DC is also far from a windy city. The environmental difference between RFK and the new stadium will vitually non-exisitent.

Also, the park is not in Foogy Bottom (which is not really foogy to bgin with!),it is immediately south of the Capitol.
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