Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 10/25/14
Petco Fences 12/1/12 – Photo posted by Tom Garfinkel via twitter The time has finally arrived.  The Padres have seen the light and are moving in the fences for 2013 and beyond.  It’s really a shame that it has taken this long to get to this point, but I give a lot of credit to Josh Bynres and AJ Hinch for making the move. The park was built when guys were juicing and if baseball was the same now as it was a decade ago, the old dimensions made sense, but it’s not and I’m glad to see the Padres take a step into the current baseball climate.  I’m not sure anyone is more excited than Phil Plantier, for years the Padres hitting coach job was a revolving door, at least now he will have a fighting chance. Beware, this does mean the margin for error shrinks.  The Padres for a long time have been able to get away with bad defense, terrible base running, and walking too many hitters.  Petco was able to hide a lot of those faults, but with the move, bad baseball is more likely to result in ru...
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