Originally written on Fox Sports San Diego  |  Last updated 4/25/12
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Interim CEO Tom Garfinkel's decision to explore bringing in the fences at Petco Park has received the backing of Padres manager Bud Black and general manager Josh Byrnes. Given the fact that he is a former major league pitcher and pitching coach, Black's backing of the idea surprised some observers Wednesday. "I'd be in favor of moving them in," said Black. "Why not? I think it's a great idea to discuss it." The Padres had previously discussed shortening the fences at Petco Park in 2005 and in 2008. Blueprints were drafted in 2008 showing shorter distances. Then club president Sandy Alderson favored shortening the distances to right field and right center in 2008. But those plans died when John Moores sold the Padres to Jeff Moorad's group early in 2009. As CEO, Moorad opposed any changes to Petco Park's dimensions. However, the mood has changed again since Major League Baseball rejected Moorad as an owner and he resigned last month as the Padres CEO. Even before Moorad departed...
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