Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
The San Diego Padres plan to bring in portions of the outfield wall at Petco Park and move the visitor's bullpen from right-field foul territory to behind the home bullpen beyond the fence in left-center. Chairman Ron Fowler says the change is needed because Petco Park is ''the most extreme run-suppressing ballpark'' in the majors. He says it will still be a pitcher's park, but just not as extreme. The wall will be moved in 11 feet from the right-field porch to the right-center gap and lowered to match the rest of the outfield wall. The out-of-town scoreboard on the right-field wall will be relocated to a new spot above right field as part of seating modifications. In left-center, the fence will be moved in from 402 feet to 390 feet to allow for the visiting team's bullpen to be relocated.
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