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Michael Rand today quotes extensively from an article by Washington Post writer Thomas Boswell. The gist of Boswell's article is to criticize the high wall in right center that makes home runs to that part of the ballpark much too difficult.

Target Field is a lovely downtown home for the Twins, classy and comfortable if not breathtaking. But until that right field wall becomes remotely fair to hitters, especially in the 120-foot-long power-alley expanse from the 385-to-403 signs, this is a badly flawed design.

I agree.
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  1. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    I agree about the right field wall. How can the Twins change the design with good aesthetics, to allow more HR in RF and accommodate the fans viewing the game? Then let's sign a ton of left-handed pitchers.
    Updated 07-17-2014 at 08:31 AM by tarheeltwinsfan
  2. twinsfan34's Avatar
    How often have teams made adjustments like this one in the past?

    PP* you mean LH hitters right?
  3. rcfarmer's Avatar
    The Green Monster makes it too difficult for pitchers, when they adjust that then Target Field can change.
    Updated 07-16-2014 at 07:38 PM by rcfarmer
  4. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    I meant what I wrote...left- handed pitchers so the opposition could not take advantage of the short porch in RF, since their left-handed hitters would have trouble hitting our left-handed pitchers.
  5. jokin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tarheeltwinsfan
    I agree about the right field wall. How can the Twins change the design with good esthetics, to allow more HR in RF and accommodate the fans viewing the game? Then let's sign a ton of left-handed pitchers.
    Since the removal of the trees in CF, I have long thought the high right field wall and scoreboard is the second worst aesthetic in the park. I have long dreamed and proposed that the incomplete overhang be extended in both directions, ultimately extending from the break in center field to the foul pole. To further add to the new look, scrap the existing boring digital scoreboard- bring back an analog look!, and then recreate a version of the stone arch bridge as "supports" for the overhang, with portions of the scoreboard within each arch along with added ground level seating, something like RF in AT & T:




    but built with arches like the most iconic public works project in the state:

    Updated 07-16-2014 at 11:09 PM by jokin
  6. naobermiller's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rcfarmer
    The Green Monster makes it too difficult for pitchers, when they adjust that then Target Field can change.
    Quoted for Truth
  7. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    I have long dreamed and proposed that the incomplete overhang be extended in both directions, ultimately extending from the break in center field to the foul pole. To further add to the new look, scrap the existing boring digital scoreboard- bring back an analog look!, and then recreate a version of the stone arch bridge as "supports" for the overhang, with portions of the scoreboard within each T:




    but built with arches like the most iconic public works project in the state:

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    That would be beautiful! The Cardinals have incorporated a Mississippi bridge design into their stadium and it is awesome. Please send this to the Twins FO and owners.
    Updated 07-17-2014 at 08:35 PM by tarheeltwinsfan
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