Here's the previously advertised proposal about the outfield fence.
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- visible homeruns
- no more ground rule doubles on almost every second good hit
- no more disputed calls on homeruns\doubles
- the ball stays in play more, more fun,
more outfield assists at the bases
- the players that can't hit homers, will be able to hit
triples and inside the park homers
- the cost (gotta make a calculation)
but should be bearable
- a bit more time to mount the fence
(i think from each team playing the 12:00 AM game
should volunteer one player to help. Otherwise automatically minus
3(5?) runs at the first inning!
- outfielders can trip\run into the fence.
(but what the heck? they know what they are doing out there.
the fence is not high so given a quick look at it (and loosing the
flyball), outfielder can jump over it
- "snagging homerun after cones" rule
maybe should be revised ...
GROUND RULE DOUBLE suggestion:
if the ball jumps over the fence, gets stuck in it - it's a double.
The fence intentionally designed in sections,
so an outfielder doesn't "destruct" all of it at collision.
If the price is right, we can start let's say
only from the small field...
The foul line ropes we can try out at the closest weekend.
(ours, not this Saturday, but the next one)
Best regards. Alexander Kiryanov.