Boogster26 wrote:I took a look at Jedimintric's posting of Bonds' stats. They reveal something interesting. Bonds' HR's and Slugging Pct. went up as soon as he moved to San Francisco. They should have gone down with the move to Candlestick. My guess is that he started using some steroids the moment he got there.
I don't know if someone can dig-up some old park effect numbers
for 2 stadiums that are no longer used, but the dimensions are similar for the power alleys 335L 335R 400C for 3 rivers to 335L 330R 420C for Candlestick. Centerfield was a cavern in SF, but Barry drilled them into RF, not CF. In addition to that it was about 93' or so when Barry started wearing his body armor over his elbow
and could crowd the plate without as much fear of getting drilled