As I get ready for Game 2 at Chase Field, I think about all the games I?ve played in this ballpark. It?s a pretty good hitters’ park.
They say there?s a difference whether the roof is open or closed. I don?t see it that much. The thing I like most about it is you can always see the ball. You pretty much know what you?re hitting. Some people say it looks like it could be hard to see, but it?s not. It?s a great, dark background, a good place to see the baseball. That?s all you can ask for. If you see it, you have a chance.
The other thing is you don?t have a wind. If you have a wind blowing in your face, it?s tough. It?s like if you?re playing golf and there?s a stiff breeze, it makes it tougher mentally.
People saw what happened with the fans in the seventh inning last night. They didn?t like a call at second base, and some people threw things out onto the field. Let me tell you something: I never thought that would happen here. But you can?t paint everybody because of the actions of a few. They?ve got really good fans here. Hey, Cubs fans did it twice when we were there, and they?ve got the best fans in the world. The Diamondbacks have every reason to be proud of their fans.
Posted courtesy of MLB.com during the game.