Showing posts with label Citi-Field. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Citi-Field. Show all posts

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Moving the walls in at Citi-Field might be a topic of conversation in the off-season

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY said before the four-homer night at Citi-Field, incoming minority partner David Einhorn watched batting practice with Fred Wilpon. And, according to Newsday, there was a lot of gesticulating about the outfield walls, which may be getting modified next season to make Citi Field more power friendly.  David Lennon writes that the 16-foot wall in left could be halved, but cannot be moved in because behind the padding is a cement retaining wall. Sandy Alderson also modified the design of Petco Park after his first season on the job with the San Diego Padres. The GM acknowledged to Andrew Keh in the Times about dimension changes: "It is probably something we need to think about," while adding: "It’s not something we need to decide with regard to the team we have now. It’s something we need to decide with regard to the team we want to have in the future.”

Through the weekend, Citi Field ranked 11th of 16 ballparks in the National League in homers per game at 1.53. How might alterations to Citi Field affect home run totals?

Here’s an analysis from Greg Rybarczyk, founder of He is a former U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and ship navigator as well as a former physics instructor at an ROTC prep school.

To determine the percentage increase in homers that wall adjustments would cause, Rybarczyk took all of the homers hit in the majors in 2010 and plotted them first using the existing Citi Field walls, then with certain modifications to the ballpark.


Says Rybarczyk: “I did this by moving the fence line of the long fence segment 10 feet towards the infield (which actually results in the fence being a bit more than 10 feet closer to home, since the fence angles away from home plate). I also lowered this fence to 10 feet high from the existing 16 feet high. If you do this, you increase homers to that part of the park by 35 percent, and overall homers by 22 percent. Obviously you can tweak the amount of the move inwards and/or the height of the new wall to get a bigger or smaller effect.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mets still in the running for All-Star Game in 2013......

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said today it's likely the Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, all but confirming a long-running rumor, according to

"I'd say their chances look pretty good," Selig said.

Though the rumor has circulated for months, Major League Baseball hasn't made an official announcement.

The Mets haven't hosted the game since 1964, two years after Shea Stadium opened. The 2013 game would come on the five-year anniversary of the opening of Citi Field.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Baseball's Best Ballparks - Citi-Field Ranked 15th, PNC Ranked #1

According to the NY Times, Citi-Field is Ranked #15 and PNC (Pittsburgh) is Ranked #1.

Oldies but goodies - Fenway Park was # 2 and Wrigley Field was Ranked # 10.

Based on their YELP System, Old Yankee Stadium would of Ranked around #20 (Near Minute Maid Park) and Shea Stadium would ran around #27 which would of compared it to Sun-Life Stadium (Marlins)..All of this is based on their rankings

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Mets Celebrating The Troops, Donate 4,000 Tickets for Tonight's Game

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The New York Mets announced yesterday, that the team has donated 4,000 tickets to military members and their families for tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

Working in conjunction with the USO, the Mets distributed 2,000 tickets to tomorrow’s series opening game with the defending World Series champion Giants to all five branches of the military – Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

In addition, the first 2,000 members of the military who show a valid military I.D. at the Day of Game Ticket Sales Window at Citi Field will receive complimentary tickets for themselves and their guests. Military personnel can receive their tickets, limited to six per party, starting two hours before tomorrow’s 7:10 game.

Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Elizabeth QuiƱones will sing God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch of tomorrow’s game.

Today’s donation compliments the Mets’ season-long policy of providing a complimentary ticket to any active service member who presents a valid military I.D. at the Citi Field ticket office.
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Citi-Field will host 2013 All-Star Game

Citi Field with Shea Stadium's Home Run AppleImage via Wikipedia
The Mets will host the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, people with knowledge of the situation told

While the decision isn't being characterized as "official," plans are already in the works.

The team has not hosted the All-Star Game since 1964, the longest drought of any franchise.

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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Check Out Diamond Baseball Tours

All Baseball fans want to some day visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. To visit on Induction weekend is the ultimate time to make that visit. Diamond Baseball Tours has been making trips to Cooperstown since 1999 with groups and can help you make the most of your time during your stay. In addition you will see six great games at some of MLB's best parks. Let DBT take care of the details while you enjoy time with your family and friends. Come join Diamond Baseball Tours for the trip of a lifetime.
The Induction

Wednesday        July 20            Boston @ Baltimore
Thursday           July 21            St Louis @ New York Mets  
Friday                July 22            Oakland @ New York Yankees
Saturday            July 23            Seattle @ Boston
Sunday               July 24            HOF Induction Cooperstown, NY           
Monday              July 25            San Diego @ Philadelphia
Tuesday              July 26            Florida @ WashingtonDC

Highlights -  New Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York, Mickey Mantles in New York, Fenway Park in Boston,  The Baseball Hall of Fame and Induction ceremonies at Cooperstown, N.Y. , Nationals Park in Washington DC and Citizens Bank Park in Philadephia.  
 All additional attractions are at the traveler's expense.

Cost Per Traveler   $1625( Private )  $1450( Double )   $1375( Triple )  $1225(Quad)  per person

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