Originally Posted by 34rancher
It's so tough to compare the years. Just off the top of my head, the following impact the staffs numbers immensely:
Height of the mound
The DH (except for ours)
Training and diet (both in season and off season)
The field conditions
Don't forget integration and the influx of international players as well.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
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