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    A dimension change to Citi Field?

    RCF is a joke imo at Citi Field. Why neutralize your best hitter's biggest strength (Wright's power to the opposite field)? They've already made an adjustment to the ballpark after 2011 but this field still plays too much to pitchers imo. That's a great thing for their rotation and bullpen but we always wonder why they struggle at home and although it has to do with lack of talent, their offense is not getting any breaks to a pitcher predominant field that is now again 24th in home run park factor this season. LH power hitters certainly aren't helped by 390 and 398 to RCF.

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    Shea Stadium played fine as a neutral park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Shea Stadium played fine as a neutral park.
    <3 those rounded walls. I wish they just kept the dimensions the same.

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    Any chance they can move the fences in when the Mets hit and back when the visiting team hits? That's what I call home field advantage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Magoo View Post
    Any chance they can move the fences in when the Mets hit and back when the visiting team hits? That's what I call home field advantage.


    I get it that it certainly is beneficial to our pitching staff but that's the one move I would look to make in this ballpark is RF and RCF. They made the adjustment to LF and LCF. I would consider bringing in the fences just a tad on the opposite side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post


    I get it that it certainly is beneficial to our pitching staff but that's the one move I would look to make in this ballpark is RF and RCF. They made the adjustment to LF and LCF. I would consider bringing in the fences just a tad on the opposite side.
    They brought in the RF and RCF fences too. Probably not far enough though. Remember the 415 RCF fence and the Mo Zone? What a disaster. With Beltran and Delgado, that was fine, but other than Ike (gone now) who on the current team would hit that consistently.
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    Duda is the only guy I can think of on this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Magoo View Post
    They brought in the RF and RCF fences too. Probably not far enough though. Remember the 415 RCF fence and the Mo Zone? What a disaster. With Beltran and Delgado, that was fine, but other than Ike who on the current team would hit that consistently.
    Yeah I know and that's the point I was trying to get at but didn't phrase correctly. I still think RCF and RF are too pitching oriented. I never saw a problem with the dimensions to Shea Stadium. I honestly don't know what they very specifically going for in their original construction of the ballpark because like you mentioned that's very select talent with power that could drive the ball there.

    It was unnecessary to have it so pitcher friendly when Shea Stadium's dimensions played so fairly.
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    When Citifield was being planned, what was the average HR distance then compared to now? Might it play larger now, even with the fences in a bit because much fewer players are jacked up on juice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Yeah I know and that's the point I was trying to get at but didn't phrase correctly. I still think RCF and RF are too pitching oriented. I never saw a problem with the dimensions to Shea Stadium. I honestly don't know what they very specifically going for in their original construction of the ballpark because like you mentioned that's very select talent with power that could drive the ball there.

    It was unnecessary to have it so pitcher friendly when Shea Stadium's dimensions played so fairly.
    It's almost like they built the park to keep the Phillies from hitting HR's rather than go give home field advantage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Magoo View Post
    Any chance they can move the fences in when the Mets hit and back when the visiting team hits? That's what I call home field advantage.
    **** retractable roofs, we'll have retractable fences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    **** retractable roofs, we'll have retractable fences.
    So you think I'm onto something?


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    I'd love a dimension change. Specifically, move the park to a dimension where the Wilpons never bought the team.

    BOOM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGamer81:28383288
    I'd love a dimension change. Specifically, move the park to a dimension where the Wilpons never bought the team.

    BOOM!
    Ha!

    Im convinced they designed the food court first and then figured out how to put a baseball field in the middle of it.
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    When building Citi field, the elimination of PEDS should have been taken into consideration.
    Or, we can stop whining about everything and keep winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    **** retractable roofs, we'll have retractable fences.
    Thought about that for the NBA. Have the backboards move up and down slightly for the opposing team when everyone is watching the home team on offense. Brilliant!

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