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No dimension changes for Citi Field

Sep 22, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT

This stinks. I’m kind of partial to the Eighth Dimension. I think some good baseball could be played there:

The toughest ballpark in which to hit home runs in the National League
is not expected to have any dimension changes or altered wall heights
for 2011, according to a source familiar with the plans of New York Mets

The source suggested to that the only way Citi Field
alterations would be considered for 2011 is if a new GM is hired that
has strong feelings about the subject.

I would hope, if I were a Mets fan anyway, that any new GM who comes in will have “strong feelings” about assembling a roster consisting of the best players possible, and that they’d leave cheap parlor tricks like moving fences in to be a third or fourth-order concern.

  1. birdmancometh - Sep 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Build the team around the ballpark, not the other way around.

  2. btberry - Sep 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Moving fences or not won’t change the fact that they’re simply not as good as the majority of teams they play against.

  3. Jonny5 - Sep 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Hey man, they built it for small ball, play small ball. And don’t do a thing with Utley’s corner, he won’t like that. I think he only put one there this season, what a shame….

  4. YANKEES1996 - Sep 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    I wonder if David Wright may have a conversation with the new GM regarding the changes. Hey Mets ownership the new GM that you are seeking maybe posting here, I call your attention to the post by birdmancometh at the top of the page, he already seems smarter than your present GM and that is only his first idea.

  5. SDelMonte - Sep 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Pitching, pitching, pitching. Like in the old days.

  6. Cantankerous - Sep 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Really, what they should do is move home plate up a couple of feet. Citi Field has the shortest distance between home and the backstop and very little foul territory down the lines. Not that the size of Citi Field has anything to do with their record the last couple of years. But it does get kind of frustrating watching so many fly balls die in left field.

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