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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Not everything is perfect at Petco Park.

Two right fielders have gone tumbling over a short wall in consecutive games at the new $458 million ballpark, and the San Diego Padres know something needs to be done before someone gets seriously hurt.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ mlb/news/story?id=1775637





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I was at the Saturday night game, and I can tell you that unfortunately, there are bad seats at the new park. I was in one of them.

Look for a complete write-up with pictures later tonight.

As for that wall - they are screwed. If they build a proper wall, they blow the sight lines for people in that part of the ballpark. I think I have a pretty good set of pictures to show it - I'll see what I have of the little wall later tonight.

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Wheel of Morality, turn turn turn. Tell us the lesson that we should learn.
Fenway Park's had a short fence in right forever. Learn to play there, you fucking pussies.



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Yeah but at Fenway you fall into some drunk's beer. They say in this write up "He was able to break his fall onto a concrete walkway that's about 2-3 feet lower than field level, in the process jamming a thumb and tweaking his left shoulder. He finished the game and said he was okay." So it is alittle different than Fenway.
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It's not just a short fence - it's a fence so low that you automatically tip over when you hit it. You'd have to be 4 ft tall to have your center of balance even with or below the fence - anyone else is going to hit it and tip.

You drop about 2 feet from the fence and then 2-3 ft down to the walkway. A five foot drop onto concrete is not a good idea... period.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
    Originally posted by calvinh0560
    Yeah but at Fenway you fall into some drunk's beer.




Nowadays, you fall in some drunks lap. But remember not to far in the distant past when they would have April night games and the fans wouldn't be there to break the fall? It was so bad in '90 that Buckner was able to get an inside the park home run against the Angels. Then of course, we cut him.
Perhaps they'll have to do something with the walkway though to prevent the drop. Guys falling over fences is a great sight.



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Egads! A treacherous wall in right field! Well, I think it's safe to say that Larry Walker has found another excuse and will NOT be in the lineup when the Rockies visit San Diego.

Seriously.



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Well that sucks but our new stadium Citizens Bank Park is absolutely fantastic. I had tickets on the third base line 20 rows up for Saturday and the view was great. In order to get a feel of how it is from different view points I walked around to each of the levels and took a look at the play and I can honestly say that there wasn't a bad seat in the house. It's also one of those free roaming parks where you can stand and watch the action as well from a number of different places. And another plus NO MORE TURF.
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I guess each new park is going for a "signature" feature to give their stadium a bit of uniqueness, but a feature that is detrimental to anyone running near it/into it is just plain dumb. Like "Tal's Hill" in straightaway center field at Minute Maid Park. If you somehow manage to run up the stupid hill without falling flat on your face while watching the fly ball, you will flip right over the wall or even run into the FLAGPOLE, which, inexplicably, is in FAIR territory. Fortunately, it's 436 feet to the top of the hill, so not many fly balls are hit up there, but Richie Sexson actually hit the flagpole, which ended up being a triple instead of a sure home run. And Craig Biggio has fallen flat on his face on more than one occasion while running up the hill. The hill is one of the dumbest "signature" features I have ever seen in a ballpark (Although I am sure they are others that I am unaware of).



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    Originally posted by TwisterF5
    I guess each new park is going for a "signature" feature to give their stadium a bit of uniqueness.


Yeah, makes you wonder how far off we are from those beer (?) commercials with the mote around the outfield with alligators and stuff in it. It's borderline ridiculous.



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I forgot to follow up on this. The fence has been addressed - there is a small mesh fence on the top of the original fence. This should give players something to grab on to if they are going towards it.



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