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The Mariners are planning to move in the fences at Safeco Field for the 2013 season to make it less of a pitcher’s park and more hitter-friendly. Here are the changes they plan to make, according to the Seattle Times:- The biggest change will be from left-center to straightaway center, where the wall will be moved in anywhere from four to 17 feet.- From the left-field corner to the left-center power alley, the wall will come in four feet. Also, the hand-operated scoreboard that currently makes for a 16-foot-high wall to clear will be moved elsewhere, leaving the wall 8-feet-high.- The distance to the left-center power alley will decrease from 390 to 378 feet.- Straightaway center will decline from 405 to 401 feet.- From straightaway center to the right-center power alley will change four feet from 385 to 381.Safeco Field opened in July, 1999 as the Mariners’ new home ballpark. Unlike the Mariners’ previous home — the Kingdome — Safeco Field quickly gained a reputation as a pitcher’s...
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