“If they don’t move the fences in after this year, I’d be surprised,” Berkman said after the Cardinals spoiled the Marlins’ ballpark unveiling by handing them a 4-1 loss. “And I’m going two years as the over-under on that.”
Nobody on the sleep-deprived Marlins went so far as to concur with Berkman.
But after watching several well-struck balls end up in gloves for outs instead of outfield seats for home runs, the consensus was that Marlins Park is hardly any paradise for sluggers, especially when the roof is open as it was for Wednesday’s game.
Giancarlo Stanton crushed two balls Wednesday that were caught on the warning track. Hanley Ramirez hit one to left that some thought might have gone out on any other day in any other park.
“To center and right center, it’s a little ridiculous, especially with the roof open and the windows open [as it was for the opener],” left fielder Logan Morrison said. “If [Stanton] says he gets a ball and it doesn’t go out, then it’s the only park in baseball that happens at. I would recommend hitting more line drives, I guess.”
Posted: April 06, 2012 at 01:07 AM | 43 comment(s)
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