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Center Field Fence At Danbury's Rogers Park Is Casualty Of Storm

The fence on the ball field at Rogers Park is leaning a lot after a windy thunderstorm moved through the city. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The lights in centerfield kept the fence from being flattened. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The view from the baseball diamond. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The fence is nearly horizontal, where it should be vertical. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The view from the warning track Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A mom and stroller take a walk by the fence Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. — Any batter swinging for a home run on the main ball field at Rogers Park in Danbury will have to hit the ball just a little bit harder. 

The fence at the back of center field and right field partially collapsed in Tuesday's violent overnight thunderstorms, which left the city littered with fallen trees and power lines.    

The storms did the most damage in the southern part of the city, with fallen trees reported on streets very close to Rogers Park: Deer Hill Avenue, Seeley Street, Park Avenue and Mountainville Avenue. 

The only thing that kept the fence from hitting the ground appeared to be the lights at deep center field. The fence was left leaning against the light tower, with the rest of the fence leaning in big waves.

The banners for the sponsors have since been removed but it was not clear when the fence would be repaired. The ball field itself appears undamaged and can still be used — but a home run may be a little less likely.     

 

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