Hidden in an online survey offered to fans by Padres President and COO Tom Garfinkel resides a big, somewhat official, juicy piece of news.
Question 24 of the survey reads:
The team is currently considering moving in the outfield fences to increase offensive production and home runs, though it will make it more difficult on pitchers.
The verbiage corroborates what we presume were potential PETCO dimension changes I wrote about last offseason.
I say even it out all ready
I like the idea of a pitchers’ park insofar that uniqueness to me is valuable in and of itself. But when there are other considerations at play, as is unfortunately too often the case, they need to be considered.
Most evidence shows that teams who play in neutral parks gain the biggest home field advantage. That’s a serious consideration. Lets even it out already.
Special thanks to Axion over at GLB for posting the survey and introduction.