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Morneau disappointed Twins didn't pull in fences

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08:15 AM ET 11.12 | Justin Morneau was waiting to hear something else when the Twins announced their Target Field enhancements. [Morneau] said via e-mail Thursday that the team's hitters are "very disappointed" with the organization's decision not to move in the fences at Target Field for next season. ... "Right-center to left-center is ridiculous," Morneau said in an e-mail reply to the Star Tribune. "[It's] almost impossible for a righthanded hitter to [homer to the] opposite field and very difficult for lefties. It affects the hitters a lot, and you start to develop bad habits as a hitter when you feel like you can only pull the ball to hit it over the fence. You take those habits on the road."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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November 12, 2010  08:20 AM ET

Wa wa wa WHAT? Road teams had no problem hitting Home Runs in Target Field. Please don't turn into a disgruntled loser.

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November 12, 2010  08:32 AM ET
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November 12, 2010  08:34 AM ET

Come on SI delete these accounts already....

November 12, 2010  08:50 AM ET

Wow.....i think its the 1st time I've heard of hitters saying they'd develop bad habits for trying to hit homeruns outside of a homerun derby because of a ball park being too big!?!? I bet if you ask the pitching staff if they like the dimensions of the ballpark they'd say to move the fences back some more. the twins knew what they were doing when they built the park...they got it right...its built to how they built their ball club. I guess what else would you expect coming from the #4 hitter and main thumper in that lineup

November 12, 2010  08:51 AM ET

maybe you can try hitting base hits instead of always trying to jack one out, (whisper) that's a bad habit.

a deep right center is good for getting some doubles and triples

November 12, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Come on SI delete these accounts already....

Perhaps SI is more interested in letting the spammers have full run of the place, while the rest of us leave!?

November 12, 2010  08:59 AM ET

Hopefully they don't move the fences in a frustrated Morneau is good for the other AL Central teams.

November 12, 2010  09:09 AM ET

If they move the fences in, then any beaneater can hit a HR. What fun is that?

November 12, 2010  09:10 AM ET

Not everyone should be able to hit homers. I long for a day when homers can be celebrated as a rare occurence and not commonplace.

November 12, 2010  09:13 AM ET
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Not everyone should be able to hit homers. I long for a day when homers can be celebrated as a rare occurence and not commonplace.

Amen. Kudos to the Twins......there are way too many hitter friendly ballparks as it is.

November 12, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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maybe you can try hitting base hits instead of always trying to jack one out, (whisper) that's a bad habit.a deep right center is good for getting some doubles and triples

Exactly, and I love big ball parks where more interesting things can happen on the basepaths. Old Tiger stadium was great for that.

November 12, 2010  09:37 AM ET
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Hopefully they don't move the fences in a frustrated Morneau is good for the other AL Central teams.

Amen!

November 12, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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damn, pickle...you need to keep this to yourself!

Pickle and Angus Young. Who knew?

November 12, 2010  09:39 AM ET
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yo mods....what is more annyoing? spammers or cussers?

Honestly- they should make the web addresses and names for the items they use as a **** so they cant leave any valid information here and then they are forced to cut it out...

November 12, 2010  09:47 AM ET
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Exactly, and I love big ball parks where more interesting things can happen on the basepaths. Old Tiger stadium was great for that.

The power allies in old Tiger stadium were 365 and 370, quite hitter friendly. Center was 440, which is probably what you are referring to. My memory is Tiger Stadium was considered a hitter's park, any brainiacs out there an expert on stadium ranks from the 60's, 70's?

November 12, 2010  09:48 AM ET
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The power allies in old Tiger stadium were 365 and 370, quite hitter friendly. Center was 440, which is probably what you are referring to. My memory is Tiger Stadium was considered a hitter's park, any brainiacs out there an expert on stadium ranks from the 60's, 70's?

alleys

November 12, 2010  10:00 AM ET
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damn, pickle...you need to keep this to yourself!

haha, I find it more annoying when the mods delete the cus words first.


Damn sure I post a naked chic it would be gone in just a few minutes.. the spam last longer than the stuff in the can.

November 12, 2010  10:00 AM ET

well ok, nothing except a twinkee lasts that long

 
November 12, 2010  10:01 AM ET

move it in, move it out, move it around...

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