I think it is more SD being stupid for bringing a left handed hitter into that ballpark and expecting big things from him rather than McClendon having ANYTHING to do with that trade. That trade was ALL David Littlefield. McLendon is worthless!
there is no way SD management could have known that its players would be so intemidated by a ballpark.
I'd gamble things are very different this season.
New parks take some getting used to, and some take longer than others.
If I remember right, The Giants couldn't win at home for almost the entire first month after moving into PacBell.