Head on over to The Happy Recap to read user Hoovbacca’s post on the “Citi Field is where home runs go to die” myth.
Here’s an excerpt…
The interesting thing is, with a much weaker team in 2009, the stats between Shea in ‘08 and Citi in ‘09 are remarkably similar in ever category except 3B. Which, in case you are wondering, Citi ranks 7th among parks in triples for 2009. It runs 12th for HR.
The amazing thing to me is, 2006, when the Mets came within an inning of the World Series, the Park Factor on Shea was SO pitcher heavy, that literally Shea was dead last in every category except 3B (which oddly enough was held by the previous Yankee Stadium.) In other words, Shea in 2006 was the premier pitchers park in baseball, though most years it hovered around the middle of the pack...what we would consider "pitcher friendly leaning average"
Click here to read the full post, complete with numbers and the like. Give it a read.