CB Park Distance Markers Actually Retired Numbers of Vet Fences
by Mike Carminati
If you think the home run distances you see at your local park is accurate, the following will come as a shock. It turns out that the Phils mislabeled or mismeasured or just plain missed up the distances in their new ballpark, and it's taken the better part of a season to correct or even notice it.
At least they had a good reason:
The Phillies said they put the 369 panel in its former spot for aesthetic reasons because it would have been too close to an advertisement.
We don't want to block an advertisement: that would not be aesthetically pleasing. Well, actually it would be to everyone but the advertiser.
At least Pat Burrell has an excuse for all the balls he has misjudged in the new park.
The signs have now been corrected and accountants everywhere are rejoicing.