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Why is A's consistently the lowest GB/FB ratio in MLB?



I just saw this, for the last 10 years, below are A's GB/FB ratio, vs the MLB avg, and ranking (lowest), from ESPN

2013: 0.67, 0.87, 1st

2012: 0.68, 0.88, 1st

2011: 0.74, 0.86, 1st

2010: 0.76, 0.84, 4th

2009: 0.74, 0.82, 6th

2008: 0.73, 0.83, 6th

2007: 0.72, 0.82, 3rd

2006: 0.77, 0.83, 7th

2005: 0.77, 0.84, 4th

2004: 0.73, 0.84, 3rd

I wonder if there is a ball park effect? Boston also seems to be consistently low year after year. But I can't see any ball park similarity between O.Co vs Fenway.

While the league's GB/FB has been going up, A's ratio has taken a dive the last two years. Any way this is related to their recent success? I can't think of an obvious reason since they are not a long ball team. Maybe if we count doubles? Argument against this is that in their 2006 season when the Big Hurt and Swisher were matching HR's game after game, their GB/FB ratio is actually high for the A's.

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