Orioles are moving left-field fences back to cut down on home runs

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Camden Yards has always had a reputation as a bandbox, but the Baltimore Orioles are trying to change that.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the franchise is altering the dimensions of the outfield.

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Construction began this week where they expect to raise the left field wall’s height from seven feet to about 12 feet and push the left-field line back 30 feet from its current 333 feet.

It is the first time since the ballpark opened in 1992 that the organization is making changes to the dimensions.

In 2021, Camden Yards led MLB with 277 home runs hit in their ballpark, with 155 of those coming from opposing players.

Per the Sun, Orioles general manager Mike Elias and assistant general manager for analytics Sig Mejdal have been working on figuring out a way to make the stadium more balanced for pitchers and hitters.

It will be interesting to see how this impacts the way games are played at Camden Yards.

While the Orioles still have a long way to go to be competitive again, they play in a division stacked with power hitters that often beat up on the Orioles when they come to town and that may have just become a bit harder to do.

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