Posted May 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
The hard-to-reach outfield fences at the Miami Marlins' new ballpark will remain that way. Some have argued the fences should be moved in because home runs are too difficult to hit, but Marlins president David Samson says the ballpark plays the way it was designed. ''We have no reason to think about doing anything with the fences,'' Samson said Tuesday. ''The park is playing fair. It's a pitcher-friendly park, but there's an ability to hit home runs.'' The outfield is substantially bigger than at the Marlins' former home, with power alleys of 386 feet in left-center field and 392 in right-center. In the first 15 games at the ballpark, more than a dozen flyballs were caught on the warning track. ''Here's how we built it: We want it to be pitcher-friendly, but fair to hitters who get all of it,'' Samson said. ''No cheapies. If you get it, we want it to go.'' Frustrated hitters and Arizona manager Kirk Gibson have said the park is too big. Going into Tuesday's game against Pittsbu...
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