Friday, April 06, 2012
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Party City Deck is Citi Field's newest hospitality attraction. Bringing in the fences in left field resulted in this new Field Level space hosting groups of 25-102. The area will be comprised of barstools and regular seats. Every ticket includes food and beer service throughout the game, and Party City Deck groups will have access to dedicated in-seat service.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
One practice field at their spring training complex replicates those exact dimensions, including before and after markers that illustrate the radical makeover.
At practice Field 7, just outside the main diamond at Digital Domain Park, there’s plenty of room in the power alleys where there’s space to drive a truck between two chain-link fences — a 16-foot high monster that kept balls in play the first three years at Citi Field, and the hitter-friendly 8-foot wall the park will have this season.
The Mets estimate 29 more homers — including both teams — would have been hit last season. So the reconfiguration figures to improve the power profile of a team that was 13th in the NL with 108 homers last year.
It’s no accident the field is adjacent to the main field, there for all to see on a daily basis. All it takes is a bit of imagination.
“I think balls that might have one-hopped the wall last year, I think it’s going to bounce off the wall or maybe even go out,” outfielder Lucas Duda said. “Obviously it’s a chain-link fence vs. a pretty solid wall, but it gives me a chance to kind of get used to the dimensions and get a head start.”
Manager Terry Collins is hopeful that the redone dimensions will do more than lead to home runs. He believes it’ll provide a mental lift for players who might have become pull-happy in the past.
“It’s going to mean a lot because David, right-center is where he made a living,” Collins said. “It’s where he became a star. I think it’s going to be back in his game again.”
Wright hit 14 homers in an injury-shortened 2011, nine of them on the road. Now, he anticipates the splits won’t be so different.
“You want to be rewarded for having good at-bats, hitting the ball hard,” Wright said. “Sometimes you do everything you can possibly do and hit a ball as good as you can, and obviously you get a little frustrated with that.