Matt Potter 9:27 a.m., May 20
In the latest series of please pay attention to us at the moment that current Padres ownership has unleashed, the fences at Petco Park will be reigned in, in order to make the non-power hitters they have drafted over the last few years feel more comfortable and less paranoid about having the ability to blast a home run out of that horribly large ball field.
In a press release issued on Monday, October 22nd, the management of the San Diego Padres released this:
Think about this: You're a small-market team, and you have an advantage in a park that plays big. So what do you do? Bring the fences in. Really?
Glad that non-power hitters feel better about themselves today. Sorry for the pitchers they drafted in order to pitch to wood, those fly balls will be a little bit more scary next year, this is what happens. If I were truly on an island, I wouldn't write this, but I'm in pretty good company this evening. I'm not the only one.
This is incredibly ridiculous. Can't wait until they lower beer prices by 50 cents. It's like the U.S. Presidential election, it doesn't matter what you do, it won't change unless you DO SOMETHING about it. How about signing up Buddy for a couple of seasons and getting a bat in right field and cementing some sort of a future at shortstop?
Or else, just bring in the fences a few feet and try and fool everyone into thinking that things are going to change for the better next season.