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Petco Modifications

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petco-park upper deck 1st base sideIt isĀ so gorgousm Petco Park, but it doesn’t play close to fair. Target Field is a pitcher’s park, but Petco has been ridiculous. They are moving the fences in. (They made the decision last fall.)

Here is a photo of what it used to look like:

Petco Park RF before photo

But that view distorts how extreme it was. This diagram should help:

Petco before EXTREME

Two views of where the new wall will be in relation to the old one:

PetcoPark RF after 1

PetcoPark RF aft 2

Well, they will probably want to work on improving their pitching, particularly by looking for higher groundball rates. If so, they won’t need as speedy of corner OF players and so could focus on bigger bats (though having Carlos Quentin’s interesting “mixture” of leather and lumber may have been a preemptive nod in that direction).


Written by jjvedamuthu

March 31, 2013 at 19:49