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Postby Ed Koch » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:57 pm

Which are which?

Help expand this list:

PITCHERS PARKS: shea, dodger stadium, pro player (marlins) comerica (tigers), safeco (mariners), petco (padres)

HITTERS PARKS: coors (maybe not much anymore?), minute maid (astros), ballpark at arlington (rangers), great american ballpark (reds)
Damn you, Randy Johnson.

Standard, 5 x 5, Mixed League
Non-Keeper
Cats = 1 Point

R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS
W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

24 Players, 1 DL slot, 6 Player Bench

C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util
SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P
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Postby vykeengfan » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:15 am

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Postby mrider » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:24 am

If you search it up on google you can find some sites that talk about that. But those links are good.
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Postby johnsamo » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:18 am

Wth west coast team stadiums, the dimensions are all pitcher firendly, but weather is a big factor and can vary from day to day, depending on whether the marine layer is hanging over the stadium or not. For those that don't know, the Marine layer is basically cool highly humid air that comes off the ocean and hangs over the coast. It's basically the reason why LA, San Diego or San Francisco are often in the 70s in the summer. It's very weird, because it can be 70 degrees in LA, but 90 just a few miles away simply because a mountian or air pressure is containing the marine layer. I used to live in Santa Monica, right on the coast, and somtimes, there could be ten degree difference within a few blocks.

When it's over a stadium, it makes the ball heavier. San Diego, San Francisco and Oakland Stadiums are under a marine layer more often because they're near the coast and at low altitude. Dodger stadium and Anaheim are a bit more inland and at a slightly higher elevation.

The way you can tell if the Marine layer is over the stadium or not is the temperature. If it's 70 degrees in July, the marine layer is overhead, if it's hot, the marine layer isn't there and the air is dryer and the balls are going to be lighter because it isn't humid.

That said, if it's real hot in LA or Anaheim, that probably means the Santa Ana winds are coming in off the desert, and that usually means a string wind coming in from left field, which can have a swirling effect that CAN help a pulled ball to right, but it can also push it foul. The general rule though is, if the Santa Ana winds are coming in, no balls are going out to left field.

But in terms of dimensions, they're all fairly pitcher friendly.
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