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Hitters' lament: Please, fence me in

Will the angst of the sluggers over ballpark dimensions carry the day?

Originally Published: May 10, 2012
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

In the San Diego Padres' clubhouse one day last season, after another in a long line of failures by the team's offense, Petco Park started a fight. Reliever Mike Adams, tired of hearing hitters complain about the field's considerable dimensions, lashed out in a postgame rant. According to multiple sources, Ryan Ludwick and Chase Headley were among the targets of the tirade, and a scuffle broke out.

Adams' message was direct: Padres hitters needed to be less concerned ...

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