Davis hopes fair winds blow at new park

November 13, 1991|By Jim Henneman

During yesterday's press conference, Glenn Davis was asked how he thought he'd be affected by the dimensions and conditions at the new Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Both Davis and his wife, Teresa, immediately started to laugh. "I don't think anybody knows this," Davis said, glancing in the direction of club president Larry Lucchino, "but we [Glenn and Teresa] went down there on our own to kind of check out the wind conditions.

"I got a copy of the [wind] studies, but I couldn't understand them," laughed Davis. "From what I understand it's supposed to be about the same as here [Memorial Stadium],

but I don't think anybody will really know that until we get down there."

The new park, with a more spacious leftfield, appears to be tailored more for lefthanded hitters, but Davis said that is of no concern. "I know if I get a pitch and make contact, I can hit the ball out of the park anywhere -- rightfield, centerfield or leftfield," he said.

"Even coming back from an injury last year, I think I proved that. I'm looking forward to playing there. I'm anxious to see what's going to happen."

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