Wind plays tricks at Sydney Cricket Ground

Wind plays tricks at Sydney Cricket Ground

SYDNEY -- On Wednesday, a funny thing happened to the Tuesday perception of the Sydney Cricket Ground as a bandbox in its baseball configuration.

The wind changed direction.

Drawing its first comparison to legendary Wrigley Field, SCG took on an entirely different persona, as fly balls that reached the upper deck 24 hours earlier couldn't clear the outfield fence.

"It's a completely different ballpark," said Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

In other weather-related news, there is a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday for the two games between the Dodgers and D-backs.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.