Re: Enough with Yanks Stadium- A state of the art little legue Ball-Park
posted at 7/31/2012 11:01 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Enough with Yanks Stadium- A state of the art little legue Ball-Park
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Enough with Yanks Stadium- A state of the art little legue Ball-Park : Pedroia's home run last night at The Lyrical Little bandbox (what did Updike know, anyway?) would have been caught on the warning track at Yankee Stadium. Where's the comparisons there? Where is the outrage? Why wasn't his home run vacated? IT'S NOT FAIR FOR ONE TEAM TO PLAY HALF THEIR GAMES AT FENWAY !!!
Posted by prknsdnld[/QUOTE]
Statistically, as spelled out in (baseball-reference.com) for parks that have been used for at least a couple of decades, and in spite of the brutal RF, Fenway Park is the best hitters park in baseball history. This is due to
1: Lack of Foul Territory
2: Wall - a Doubles Haven - See Boggs, Barrett, Pesky, Stephens, etc.
A few Parks of a shorter duration that were easier:
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles - OLD PCL park used by Angels in early 60s
Coors before the humidor balls were introduced
And despite the RF which cost him a bunch of Hrs, Williams OPS Home/Road Splits : Home - 1.148 / Road - 1.082
Also, rumor has it the LF Foul Line, listed at 315 Ft, is actually anywhere from 272 to 303.
Hence the cliche A game is never over in Fenway Park
Those in glass houses ....