The Mariners announced today that they're moving the fences in at Safeco Field. 13-year-old Safeco Field. The same Safeco Field where Ken Griffey and Bret Boone and Edgar Martinez played. The stadium that hosted Cal Ripken's last All-Star Game. Weird, right? But it's actually the thing to do now.
We wrote last year, with some derision, about the Mets' plans to move the Citi Field fences in after three bad years. It didn't fix the Mets' woes in 2012: they added 17 Citi Field home runs, but opponents hit 30 more. And attendance fell from ninth in the National League to 12th.