It’s no secret that players all around MLB are frustrated with the new dimensions at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
They’ve raised the left field wall and it has prevented a ton of balls from flying on out of the yard, even with the Baltimore Orioles.
One of the most recent examples was a double Aaron Judge hit off the wall on this week that would easily have been gone had the wall not been raised.
One video tweeted by Codify Baseball shows exactly why hitters are frustrated with what has happened in Baltimore, as a ball hit by Ryan Mountcastle out to left that looked like it was headed out ultimately did not leave the yard.
404 feet and pulled. 🔥⛽️🔥
But in Baltimore so not a homer. 😐 pic.twitter.com/yN3w6bgemb
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) May 18, 2022
Close, But No Cigar
This is a problem many hitters are dealing with when they go into Camden Yards.
Aside from the use of different baseballs, the wall in left field has played a big role in why power numbers are down across the league.
In fact, it actually somewhat looks like the ball might have even left the yard in that particular moment with Mountcastle, and the umpires missed it.
The point is though, in the old Camden Yards, that ball would have easily been a home run.
The wall was raised as a means to stop home runs from flying out into left field and that is exactly what has happened.
There is no doubt that many of the balls that are hit out there would have cleared the old wall by a mile.
Needless to say, hitters are frustrated and are tired of balls being knocked down in Baltimore that otherwise would be home runs.
This video is perfect evidence as to why MLB players are so upset about the situation.