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OT: PETCO Park and BABIP's

I was looking through some splits for Brian Giles and Adrian Gonzalez and noticed their BABIP's between home and the road were drastically different. I then proceeded to look into the Padre teams as a whole since the park opened and found that except for 2005, the Padres have always had higher BABIP's on the road than home.

Year    home/away

08: .287/.297

07: .281/.299

06: .279/.318

05: .292/.287

04: .286/.315

Obviously PETCO's dimensions affect HR rates, but why would they affect BABIP so much? Does the park put sun in the hitters eyes more often than others? Weather/climate? Does anyone know the answer to this or have any guesses or potential explanations?

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