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Postby CBMGreatOne » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:10 am

Guys are putting charges into the ball and NOTHING gets out. So much for drafting Brian Giles :-t

Power alleys are too darn deep.
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:12 am

Yeah, I really thought that Giles shot with the bases loaded would've gone out in some parks. Wind doesn't blow too well, either.
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Postby Quaker » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:12 am

What are the dimensions?
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Postby Quaker » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:13 am

I drafted Giles, Nevin, AND Klesko. Didn't plan it like that, just worked out that way. Hope Petco doesn't rob me too much.
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Postby eftda » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:13 am

KLESKO smashed one..... and it was an out...
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:14 am

Playing Field Dimensions Right Field: 322 feet
Right-Center: 387 feet
Center Field: 396 feet
Left-Center: 367 feet
Left Field: 334 feet
Deepest Point: 411 feet (Right-Center Field)
Wall Heights:
4 feet from Left Field line to Left-Center
7 feet from Left-Center to Right Center
12 feet from Right Center to Right Field line
10 feet in Right Field Porch

It was designed to benefit lefties like Giles with the 322 feet Right Field fence, but for some reason, the ball doesn't carry to right whatsoever. It sucks. However, they kind of negated that by making the deepest point in right-center, at 411 feet. It's hard to tell what they were planning with that...
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:19 am

I'm watching the Giants-Padres game on TV and Ryan Klesko is going nuts after launching bombs all over the park, only to see them get caught. He finally got a ground-rule double in his last at-bat but that too looked like it would have been out at another ballpark.
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Postby ondeckb » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:26 am

I can only compare this to Kauffmann Stadium in KC....dimensions: 330' down the lines, 385' to right and left center and 410' to center, 8' high all around...and the ball is still flying out!
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Postby eftda » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:28 am

bad news for the power hitters... they will have to stettle for Doubles.. great news for Lawrence and Peavy
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:30 am

Well, Lawrence's WHIP numbers have been horrible in two games thus far (one was home for sure, I don't know about the other).

We'll have to give it more time, though. It's only been the first homestand, so maybe the wind's just been light. It could change soon. However, I wouldn't bank on that, because reports were that the ball wasn't carrying well in practice.
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