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New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the team is ready to make Citi Field more hitter-friendly.”To some extent it’s a question of entertainment,” Alderson told the New York Post. “The hardcore baseball fan I think enjoys the 2-1, the 3-2 [score]. We’re appealing to a little broader segment, and I think offence is appealing. offence sells.”
Alderson said the changes would be “not subtle.”
The 16-foot leftfield fence will likely be altered. In addition, the dimensions of every area of the field could be shortened.
1.9% of balls in play have resulted in homeruns at Citi. The Major League average is 2.5%.
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