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Daily Friar 10.23.12 

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The Padres finally made an offseason splash in the announcement of changes to the outfield fences. It has been a topic of debate since Petco’s first season, and it has finally come to pass in the form of moving the fences closer to home plate. Most people are saying “finally” while others are questioning the decision. As we all know, Petco has played as a pitchers park, and this move is a way to make the ballpark play more “fair” in the eyes of baseball experts. While the dimension changes will be a difference next year, the biggest difference will be the visitors bullpen is being moved to behind the home bullpen. This can be seen all over MLB and it is now coming to San Diego. I’m looking forward to seeing the changes, and it may be just the move that was needed to get a top hitter to come to San Diego. In other news, the Giants completed their comeback to beat the Cardinals and advance to the World Series, which starts tomorrow. You can read all about it below:
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The Padres are moving the fences in for 2013 – Padres.com
“The team announced on Monday that the modifications will affect left-center, right-center and right field. Construction is set to begin this week.”

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory to honor Tony Gwynn – Business First
“The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will honor National Baseball Hall of Famer and former San Diego Padres first baseman Tony Gwynn with its 2012 Living Legend Award on Friday, Nov. 9.”

MadFriars 2012 pitcher of the year
“‘Its really an honor particularly with the pitching talent and depth we have in our organization,’ said Matt Wisler upon being name the MadFriars

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About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.