Elbo: The Bonds-proof park

Kevin Towers reportedly joked that Petco Park (aka "The Litter Box," or maybe "The Doghouse") was built to be "Bonds-proof," with its distant right-center field fence. He may have been kidding, but a few moments ago it certainly appeared that Bonds lost his second homer of the series to its roomy outfield. I haven't compared the parks' exact dimensions, but his drive to left-center in the ninth inning sure seemed like it would've left Qualcomm, and of course Payton took one away from him last night too. Bonds could lose upwards of five homers a year due to the change in parks. The Giants will play at least nine or ten games a year down there, and Barry has a history of destroying the Padres every time he visits San Diego.


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