I read what this article and amongst the silliness of it all, there was this doozy:
It’s no wonder center fielder Carlos Beltran broke down. Center field is ridiculously large.
Really? You want to blame Beltran getting hurt due to the fact the park is big? C’mon… It had nothing to do with recurring knee injuries? Nope. A deep ballpark is the culprit.
The fact that the author, Gerry Fraley, believes “(t)he ballparks are to blame, too. If the tenant is to have any chance at long-term success, these problems posed by these parks must be addressed as soon as possible“. He then lists CitiField as the #1 field to be fixed. The park isn’t a year old, for cryin’ out loud! How about building a team to FIT THE BALLPARK. So what if power is suppressed at CitiField? Does that mean the team can’t build around pitching, speed and defense? Oy. Is it so bad if the team plays more 3-2 games than 9-7?
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