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Johnny Mostil
07-01-2011, 02:25 PM
Link (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304584004576418142641741566.html).

Does Citi Field deflate HR totals? Or Yankee Stadium inflate them?

doublem23
07-01-2011, 02:46 PM
I thought that was all common knowledge by now.

Yankee Stadium is a bandbox with dimensions that would be disgraceful in AAA whereas Citi Field is gigantic.

HomeFish
07-01-2011, 03:07 PM
Welcome to baseball. If you want a sport where stadiums are all the same size, go try...well, any sport except baseball, really.

Daver
07-01-2011, 03:17 PM
Welcome to baseball. If you want a sport where stadiums are all the same size, go try...well, any sport except baseball, really.

NASCAR has no duplicate venues.

Irishsox1
07-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Nobody held a gun to Wilpon and told him to build a monster stadium. Anyways, since the walls at Citi are unique, just move up home plate by 10 feet. Boom! Problem fixed! And since the Mets have been known for giving away money, that will be $25,000.

Johnny Mostil
07-01-2011, 03:19 PM
I thought that was all common knowledge by now.

Yankee Stadium is a bandbox with dimensions that would be disgraceful in AAA whereas Citi Field is gigantic.

I'd heard of the difference but was surprised to see how stark it was. I would not have guessed less than half of the HRs hit at home by those seven Yanks would have been HRs in Citi.

DSpivack
07-01-2011, 03:30 PM
Welcome to baseball. If you want a sport where stadiums are all the same size, go try...well, any sport except baseball, really.

Soccer fields have a range of dimensions they must be, but teams can change the size of the field within the range, depending on the home team's style of play.

HomeFish
07-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Soccer fields have a range of dimensions they must be, but teams can change the size of the field within the range, depending on the home team's style of play.

That's cool. I learned something today.

DSpivack
07-01-2011, 04:09 PM
That's cool. I learned something today.

I only know that from playing Football Manager, a great soccer management game.

TheOldRoman
07-01-2011, 05:12 PM
NASCAR has no duplicate venues.He said sport. :tongue:

PeteWard
07-01-2011, 06:19 PM
NASCAR has no duplicate venues.

He said "sport".

Nellie_Fox
07-02-2011, 01:24 AM
Soccer fields have a range of dimensions they must be, but teams can change the size of the field within the range, depending on the home team's style of play.Also true of Australian Rules Football.

PalehosePlanet
07-02-2011, 03:19 AM
Hmmm....one playing field too small, the other too big. Maybe if they had a third team....

Don't know what the HR numbers were but I remember as a kid thinking the same thing of Comiskey (too big) and Wrigley (too small.)

LITTLE NELL
07-02-2011, 03:23 PM
I wonder if the WSJ ever wrote a story about the Polo Grounds with its 250 ft foul lines, the short porch in old Yankee Stadium and the bandbox that was Ebbets Field. There were some very cheap HRs in NY in those days. If you hit a HR in old Comiskey, you did it the old fashioned way; you earned it.

Fenway
07-02-2011, 03:28 PM
I thought that was all common knowledge by now.

Yankee Stadium is a bandbox with dimensions that would be disgraceful in AAA whereas Citi Field is gigantic.

They are the same as the old stadium.....they were caught off guard by this.

Ball to right in the air....GONE if any wood on it at all

DSpivack
07-02-2011, 04:52 PM
Also true of Australian Rules Football.

Rugby, too?