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Friday, December 13, 2019

Giants change bullpen location, move fences in at Oracle Park

The Giants announced on Thursday that some improvements have been made to their stadium, Oracle Park, for the 2020 season. New bullpens will be located behind the center field wall. They used to be in foul territory, which was a safety risk for players, particularly with the bullpen mounds when fielders attempted to catch foul balls.

The outfield fences are also being moved in. The left-center field fence is now 399 feet from home plate, in from 404 feet. Straightaway center field is now 391 feet, eight feet shorter than it was previously. Triples Alley is now 415 feet, in from 421. Additionally, the height of the center field fence has been reduced from eight feet to seven.

Can’t exactly say that this is a good idea- recently, the players likely to benefit from moving in the fences have all been on the other team….

 

QLE Posted: December 13, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: china basin, fences, giants, phone company park

Monday, July 29, 2019

Frustrated Trevor Bauer Chucks The Ball All The Way Over The Fence Before Being Taken Out

Today is Trevor Bauer’s last start before the trade deadline, and thus very possibly his last start as an Indian. So it’s potentially fraught, and the afternoon did not go well for Bauer, who lasted four and a third against the Royals, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits. And when Bauer spotted Terry Francona coming to take him out, Bauer took out some of his frustrations on the poor, innocent baseball.

“Yes, Trevor, it is precisely because the balls you’ve been throwing have gone over the fence that we pulled you….”

 

QLE Posted: July 29, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 87 comment(s)
  Beats: fences, throwing, trevor bauer

 

 

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