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Lowering the CF wall at Citi. But why?

Now that the Mets have confirmed that the 16-foot cutout in front of the Home Run Apple will be split in half to be uniform with the remainder of the eight-foot high centerfield wall, the question is why. Such a small alteration is not going to make much of a difference in the home-run production at Citi Field, even though I do recall David Wright knocking a couple of deep drives off that cutout -- much to his frustration.

At the very least, the wall will look better -- and less like the Batmobile from that campy 60s TV show. With the black and orange, it's an uncanny resemblance, right?

 

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