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  • Tropicana Field catwalks strike again, leave Kevin Kiermaier hanging on wall

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew14 hrs ago

    If not for those pesky catwalks, baseball at Tropicana Field would be pretty much normal.

    Granted, the ballpark itself would still be slightly dull and not aesthetically pleasing, but the baseball would be normal. And that's all we can ask for.

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    About those catwalks, though. They definitely exist, and they aren't going anywhere any time soon, which means they'll continue wreaking havoc on Major League Baseball games.

    In fact, this week alone we've seen two notable instances of the catwalks interfering with play. On Thursday, they helped out the home team by robbing Minnesota's Miguel Sano of a monster home run. Sano's smash, which according to one estimate would have traveled 470 feet, struck a catwalk that's considered in play. The ball remained live, and Sano was only able to make it to second base. 

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