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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:22 am

1 game in and hitters are calling it the new Petco. Stanton had 2 fly outs that might have been HR elsewhere.
Overreaction or is it going to play as big as it looks?
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby Ender » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:24 am

I had read that the balls carry a lot more when the roof is open so I would wait a while before judging it.
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:30 am

It's going to take at least a couple seasons to get a good read on how it will play. The wind, weather conditions, and the roof will all affect how it plays on any given day. Stanton crushed a ball to CF that the wind seemed to knocked down. A couple innings later Furcal squared up a fastball and it carried all the way to the wall. My guess is it will end up being slightly pitcher friendly, but there will be days where the ball carries a ton.
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:30 am

Ender wrote:I had read that the balls carry a lot more when the roof is open so I would wait a while before judging it.
MLB Network had a special on the new park and they said this as well, that when the roof is closed it's going to be a graveyard, but when the roof is open the wind seems to carry the balls into the Outfield... That said, the roof was open yesterday and they didn't help Stanton's fly outs :-b My guess is that it's going to play like a pitcher's park, but really who knows.
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:32 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Ender wrote:I had read that the balls carry a lot more when the roof is open so I would wait a while before judging it.
MLB Network had a special on the new park and they said this as well, that when the roof is closed it's going to be a graveyard, but when the roof is open the wind seems to carry the balls into the Outfield... That said, the roof was open yesterday and they didn't help Stanton's fly outs :-b My guess is that it's going to play like a pitcher's park, but really who knows.


Yeah the balls seemed to carry better later in the game. MLB kept showing the flags but them didn't seem to be moving anytime last night.
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:36 am

Seems like that even with the open roof, it might be a bit difficult to mash one? I remember last night how the announcers claimed it wasn't going anywhere until Buck's double (which they exclaimed carried quite well).
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:45 am

The roof is only gonna be open when it's less than 80 degrees and 60% humidity, which in miami is almost never. I'd expect the roof closed most of the time which makes the park what sounds like petco east.
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:38 pm

that water fountain in center field is atrocious
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:18 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:that water fountain in center field is atrocious


It's a water fountain? I couldn't force myself to look at it long enough to figure that out.
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Re: Marlins Park

Postby jcook3127 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:24 pm

Definitely appears like it'll wind up in the bottom third as far as hitters go...wasn't the old Dolphins stadium a pitcher's park too though?
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
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