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Morneau Wants Walls At Target Field Adjusted

We haven’t been able to file many of our Hooks, Lines, and Sinkers entries under the “WTF” heading, but I think this one can pretty safely be placed there.

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Twins’ first baseman Justin Morneau is disappointed that the proposed improvements to Target Field don’t do anything to address the placement of the outfield walls. Many of Morneau’s teammates allegedly feel the same way.

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“Right-center to left-center is ridiculous,” Morneau said in an e-mail to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “[It’s] almost impossible for a right-handed 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.”

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The Twins had the best home record in the American League in their first year in their new digs, going 53-28 at Target Field. An old phrase about not fixing things that aren’t broken immediately comes to mind here.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.