Forget everything you've learned when it comes to handicapping totals at Arizona's Chase Field. Last week the team announced that it was installing a humidor
later this month which could significantly impact
the amount offensive production. Through seven games, Chase Field has produced 77 runs (5-1-1 O/U).
“We, for the past five or six years, have talked about the idea,” he said. “We talked to former pitchers, whether it’s J.J. Putz or pitchers who have retired or pitchers we’ve traded, and said ‘what did you like, what didn’t you like?’ They all talk about the grip.
“The one thing you don’t really want to do is negatively impact the offense, because that’s part of the fun of Chase Field or Coors Field, but I don’t think it really did diminish the offense at Coors Field. We don’t know if it’s going to make much of a difference, but it’s probably a necessity.”