Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/1/11
I’m very glad to see that the Wilpons finally agreed to change the color of the outfield walls to blue. I still can’t for the life of me understand what the logic was behind black and orange, but thankfully that chapter of Citi Field is now behind us. While I’m quite pleased with the aesthetic and cosmetic changes, the more important thing will be the new slimmed down version of the playing field itself, which has the walls coming in 25 feet and also being lowered to 8 feet from the left field foul pole all the way to the right field foul pole. From what Sandy Alderson said yesterday, the Mets would have hit about 81 more homers over three years with these new dimensions. The changes will have a significant impact and in my opinion it should have a similar effect to adding a 30 home run hitter to the line-up and doing it without even spending a dime for it in free agency. Consider full and healthy seasons from Lucas Duda and Ike Davis from the left side, and David Wright and Jason B...
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