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  1. I would think football would be worse because you have players wearing cleats while pushing off, cutting hard on the turf, etc. However, that is purely a guess on my part.
  2. Good point about concerts. That said, don't most teams put down tarps on the field to provide some protection (asking because I haven't been to a stadium concert on a grass field)?
  3. Games like that are more likely. I would be very surprised if any MLB team allowed a football team to play a preseason (or, as we called them back in my day, "exhibition") game on their field in the middle of the season.
  4. I don't think it is truly legitimate rationalization, but it's the one we're stuck with. I'm sure the entire mound is/could be built on a removable tray/platform, then removed and reinstalled as needed. If so, the integrity of the mound wouldn't be affected.
  5. Even if they only built to the street, they would have gained at least 50 feet to play with and would have lost what looks to be about 30 parking spaces.
  6. Ahh, yes! I wasn't there in person, but I remember it well. The Ross Scheuerman Show! This has already been addressed at length. I understand your frustration. I'm sure the distinction in the minds of the Yankees is that this game took place in November, not the middle of the baseball season. I never knew this before. It looks like they also played 6 home games and 8 road games in 1973. Was one of their games switched as the Mets advanced in the postseason? http://www.footballdb.com/teams/nfl/new-york-jets/results/1973 The 1969 schedule is almost equally weird. Five consecutive road games, seven consecutive home games, two consecutive road games. I wonder if any games were also switched that year. http://www.footballdb.com/teams/afl/new-york-jets/results/1969 You would think they would have had another option lined up. The Giants played in the Yale Bowl during the Yankee Stadium renovations. Presumably the Jets could have put a contingency plan in place.
  7. The deep center field before the renovation was fine with me. It was only the hill that felt gimmicky. At the end of the day, I don't think you will see that many balls turn from flyballs/doubles/triples into home runs even with the renovations. 409 ft. to straightaway center is still a pretty good shot and (in my limited viewing of Astros games) I don't remember that many balls landing or being caught on the hill. This is from a Washington Post article dated June , 2015 about the announcement of the renovations. That seems to corroborate my memory. Assuming, June 8 is near the 1/3 mark of the season, you would see roughly 9-10 balls a year turn into home runs (even accounting for the Springer shot being a home run with the hill in place). As for the rest of the park, they could have eliminated the seats in left to keep the dimensions a little more reasonable. Even if they were constrained by Union Station and the tracks for the roof, there was no actual necessity to build seats that cut approximately 20 ft off of the distance to the outside wall.
  8. The biggest problem with it was that it was so contrived. It was trying to replicate something that existed in old stadiums solely out of necessity.* * -- Not that weird angles on outfield walls in modern ballparks are also not contrived to a degree, but at least they don't take an otherwise level playing field and suddenly throw in a hill.
  9. Here's to you!
  10. Maryland Terrapins . . . not that I'm biased or anything.
  11. The little details are a nice upgrade. I'm always keeping an eye on these given the name . . . and my first name.
  12. Perhaps my fear about this is based on two things. First, my default reaction is to expect the plan to be taken to the extreme, leaving us with lots of chrome and a wordmark that looks like it was lifted from a Chevrolet Bel Air (see below). The Pistons didn't go to that extreme, but the results weren't good. Second, I know inspiration can be drawn from many sources, but I usually find the corporate speak that accompanies unveiling to sound ridiculously overblown (as memorialized in their own thread, if memory serves me). As a result, the explanations often sound like they were concocted after the fact (even if that isn't true). The Lions are an 80+ year old franchise with a fairly conservative uniform history, the recent foray into black notwithstanding. I believe they would be best served by maintaining that conservative approach.
  13. Fantastic movie. You forgot to mention that the wedding march was a slowed down version of the Colts fight song. If the Ravens weren't less than a year old when we were planning the wedding, purple might have come into play.
  14. I'm almost 20 years ahead of you . . . anniversary in August. Our wedding was very simple. Navy blue bridesmaid dresses. Groomsmen in black tuxedos with black ties and vests. I guess if we had a "brand" color, it was navy,
  15. What is crazier about the double blues is that the logo on those jerseys was . . . wait for it . . . black and gold!