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Keepin Out the Cold
The team closes the roof if temperatures are below 60 degrees or if it rains or there are high winds. This keeps fans comfortable during the often chilly Wisconsin spring, but can create steamy conditions during a summer storm. Huge windows above the grandstand and bleachers allow sunlight in even when the roof is closed.
Miller Park has little foul ground, which benefits hitters, but is deeper down the lines than many parks at 344 feet in left and 345 in right. It was somewhat of a pitcher’s park in 2008, its Park Factor ranking it 22nd of 30 ballparks in run production. But that probably has more to do with CC Sabathia being almost unhittable, as the park has been fairly neutral over its life.
Miller Park opened in 2001 in what was a parking lot for old County Stadium, and was host to the All-Star game the following season. That ended in farce when Bud Selig, back in his hometown, called the game after the 11th inning because the teams ran out of pitchers. But that had a significant affect on baseball as a whole when Selig and Major League Baseball decided to add some juice to the Midsummer Classic by having it determine home-field advantage for the World Series.